Anatomy Term: basal body
XAO ID: 0004615
Synonyms: ciliary basal body
Definition: "A membrane-tethered, short cylindrical array of microtubules and associated proteins found at the base of a cilium that is similar in structure to a centriole and derives from it. The cilium basal body is the site of assembly and remodelling of the cilium and serves as a nucleation site for axoneme growth."
Stage Range: NF stage 1 to death
Component Anatomy Items:
is a part of derives from
References: NCBO BioPortal, Ontology Lookup Service