Stratum basale

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Basal cell layer; Germ layer; stratum germinativum

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The lowest cell layer of the epidermis consisting of basal cells (high cylindrical cells) and melanocytes. Together with the stratum spinosum, it serves the purpose of cell proliferation through mitosis.


Last updated on: 29.10.2020