BODY CELL

A cell with diploid number of chromosomes. The human body carries out a multitude of processes to maintain overall health, growth and life. To do this, cells work on a continual basis and over time may wear out or become damaged. The body produces new cells as a means for sustaining the tissues, organs and blood vessels that work to keep the body functioning.

BODY CELL: "A body cell is also called a somatic cell."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BODY CELL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/body-cell-2/ (accessed December 2, 2019).
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