basal body

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basal body

n.
A cellular organelle that is similar to the centriole in structure and is found at the base of a cilium or flagellum.

ba′sal bod′y


n.
an organelle of ciliated or flagellated cells that forms the base of the cilia or flagella.
[1900–05]