Meaning of parabasal in English:


Pronunciation /ˌparaˈbeɪsl/


  • 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".

  • 2Biology
    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.