stratum basale

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Noun1.stratum basale - the innermost layer of the epidermisstratum basale - the innermost layer of the epidermis
epidermis, cuticle - the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
stratum - one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
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Band-like infiltrate hugging the basal layer, perifollicular infiltrate, lymphocytes, plasma cells, eosinophils, and melanin incontinence.
Histopathology of the skin showed varying degree of basal layer pigmentation and pig-mentary incontinence (Fig.
Results showed ulceration (4%), acanthosis and vascular pathological changes (100%), enlarge (bulbous) rete ridges (97.5%), basal layer vacuolization (85%), acantholysis (27.5%) and atypical mitosis (10%) in all the experimental animals.
The amount of Melan-A+ cells was detected in the basal layer of the epidermis, and the amount of melanin-containing cells was detected in the basal and suprabasal layers, the calculation being made per 100 basal keratinocytes.
If you contract HPV, the virus will attack the basal layer cells.
The classic appearance is a "sawtooth" pattern to the rete, with a hydropic degeneration of the basal layer (figures 1 and 2).
Histologic examination often reveals a bilayered epithelium with a cuboidal basal layer and a columnar luminal layer that contains interspersed scattered mucinous goblet cells (Figure 3).
Melanin is produced by a specialized pigment producing cell called 'Melanocyte' situated in the epidermis and basal layer of the epithelium and are developed from the neural crest cells.
Cutaneous injuries can result from the direct effects of radiation, especially on the basal layer, which is the most radiosensitive.
Surface zone (of basal layer) spines present in groups (0 a, 1 = p)