beta cell

beta cell
beta cell n any of various secretory cells distinguished by their basophilic staining characters: as
a) a pituitary basophil
b) an insulin-secreting cell of the islets of Langerhans compare ALPHA CELL

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1. the type of islet cell that makes up the bulk of the islets of Langerhans and secretes insulin. 2. basophil (def. 3).

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