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basket cell

basket cell in Medicine

basket cell bas·ket cell (bās'kĭt)

  1. Any of the neurons in the cerebellum whose terminal axons form a basketlike network around another cell.

  2. A myoepithelial cell with branching processes that occurs basal to the secretory cells of certain salivary and lacrimal gland alveoli.

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