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1Zoology. Designating or relating to a specialized type of Golgi complex found near the nucleus and kinetosome in certain protozoans. In early use also: a kinetoplast (now rare or disused). Chiefly in "parabasal body".
2Histology. Designating cells located just above the basal layer of an epithelium, especially of the cervix.
Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From para- + basal, after German Parabasale (1854 in sense A. 1; 1911 in sense A. 2 (C. Janicki in Biol. Centralbl 31 321)).
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