basal body(redirected from basal corpuscle)
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basal body[′bā·səl ‚bäd·ē]
(cell and molecular biology)
A cellular organelle that induces the formation of cilia and flagella and is similar to and sometimes derived from a centriole. Also known as kinetosome.
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