basal body
noun Date: 1902 a minute distinctively staining cell organelle found at the base of a flagellum or cilium and identical to a centriole in structure — called also basal granule, kinetosome

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  • basal body — n a minute distinctively staining cell organelle found at the base of a flagellum or cilium and resembling a centriole in structure called also basal granule, kinetosome * * * one of the cylindrical cytoplasmic bodies structurally resembling the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Basal body — A basal body (sometimes basal granule or kinetosome) is an organelle formed from a centriole, a short cylindrical array of microtubules. It is found at the base of a eukaryotic undulipodium (cilium or flagellum) and serves as a nucleation site… …   Wikipedia

  • basal body — The cylindrical structure at the base of procaryotic and eucaryotic flagella that attaches them to the cell …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • basal body — Structure found at the base of eukaryotic cilia and flagella consisting of a continuation of the nine outer sets of axonemal microtubules but with the addition of a C tubule to form a triplet (like the centriole). May be self replicating and… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • basal body — Cell Biol. a cylindrical organelle, within the cytoplasm of flagellated and ciliated cells, that contains microtubules and forms the base of a flagellum or cilium: identical in internal structure to a centriole. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • basal body — noun A cellular organelle, similar to a centriole, associated with the formation of cilia and flagella …   Wiktionary

  • basal body — ba′sal bod′y n. cbl an organelle of ciliated or flagellated cells that forms the base of the cilia or flagella • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • basal body — noun 1. : a minute distinctively staining cell organelle found at the base of a flagellum or cilium and resembling a centriole in structure called also blepharoplast 2. : kinetoplast …   Useful english dictionary

  • Basal body temperature — Infobox Birth control name = Basal body temperature width = caption = bc type = Fertility awareness date first use = 1930s rate type = Failure perfect failure% = 0.3 typical failure% = 3.1 [cite journal |last=Döring |first=GK |title=The… …   Wikipedia

  • basal body temperature method — noun natural family planning in which the fertile period of the woman s menstrual cycle is inferred by noting the rise in basal body temperature that typically occurs with ovulation • Syn: ↑basal body temperature method of family planning •… …   Useful english dictionary

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