HeLa cell


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He·La cell

 (hĕl′ə)
n.
Any of the cells of the first continuously cultured human carcinoma strain, originally obtained from cancerous cervical tissue and maintained for use in biomedical research.

[From the first two letters of the first and last name of Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951), the American cancer patient from whom the cells were taken in 1951.]

He′La

(or He′la or he′la) cell`

(ˈhɛl ə)

n.
a vigorous strain of laboratory-cultured cells descended from a human cervical cancer, used widely in research.
[after He(nrietta)La(cks), a patient from whom the cancer tissue was taken in 1951]
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The cells were the source of the HeLa cell line (derived from Lacks' name) - an invaluable source of research.
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The cells were the source of the HeLa cell line (derived from Lacks's name) - an invaluable source of research.
This discovery of the HeLa cell, named after her, has led to advances in medical science for over 50 years.
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Earlier, I found that HeLa cell mRNAs contained a cap structure at the 5'-terminus.