stratum germinativum

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stratum germinativum

[′strad·əm ‚jər·mə·nə′tī·vəm]
(histology)
The innermost germinative layer of the epidermis.
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30) It can be a pitfall for high-grade cribriform prostatic adenocarcinoma; however, the bland cytology and presence of a basal cell layer are helpful in this distinction.
It takes about one month for skin cells to move from the basal cell layer to the top of the stratum corneum and slough off.
Nevertheless, the epidermis thickens and morphologic heterogeneity within the basal cell layer is observed with chronically sun-exposed skin.
The hallmark of IDC-P is the expansile proliferation of PCa cells within the native prostatic glands with an at least partially preserved basal cell layer (Figure 1, A and B).
The basal cell layer in the benign prostatic glands showed nuclear staining for p63; the malignant prostatic glands, which lacked basal cells, were negative for p63.
22,23) By definition, the basal cell layer in adenosis is fragmented, with some small acini completely lacking basal cells.
Instead, the thin, uniform, orthokeratinized lining epithelium was characterized by onion-skin-like luminal surface keratinization, prominent stratum granulosum, and low cuboidal or flattened basal cell layer with little tendency of nuclear palisading.

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