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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Regeneration of skin cells and repair of damages to the skin begins with the most profound portion of the epidermis -- the stratum basale. The first steps of recovery include expansion of the skin cells of the stratum basale itself.
On day-7, the thickness of the buccal epithelium was increased in all of the groups with stratum basale, stratum spinosum, stratum granulosum and stratum corneum easily appreciated.
When melanocytes were seeded together with keratinocytes, Fontana-Masson staining revealed the localization of the former in the stratum basale.