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Medical Term:

stratum basale epidermidis


the deepest layer of the epidermis, composed of dividing stem cells and anchoring cells.

Synonym(s): basal cell layer, columnar layer, germinative layer, palisade layer, stratum basale2, stratum cylindricum, stratum germinativum

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