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beta cell

noun
1.
B cell (def 2).
Origin of beta cell
1925-1930
1925-30
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Examples from the web for beta cell
  • Chemotherapy-induced beta cell damage may persist after therapy has been stopped.
  • Glucose-sensing enzyme in the cells, glucokinase, is the key molecule that triggers the beta cell regeneration.
beta cell in Medicine

beta cell n.

  1. Any of the basophilic chromophil cells located in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.

  2. Any of the insulin-producing cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Also called B cell.

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