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basal

[′bā·səl]
(biology)
Of, pertaining to, or located at the base.
(physiology)
Being the minimal level for, or essential for maintenance of, vital activities of an organism, such as basal metabolism.
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Basal cell tumors are considered benign neoplasms which is also reflected in this case because, although the tumor was of rather large size, three years after removal no sign of recurrence on the skin of the cheetah was visible.
Basal cell tumors, which have a similar gross and histopathologic appearance to feather folliculomas, were reported in a blue-fronted Amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva) and were bilateral.
Although loss of chromosomes 8p and 12p has been reported in conventional acinar adenocarcinoma, (27,28) a normal karyotype has been found in basal cell tumors using comparative genomics hybridization.