Beta-cell

beta cell

noun
B cell ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1925–30

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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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