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parietal cell

noun, Anatomy
1.
any of the cells in the mucous membranes of the stomach that secrete hydrochloric acid.
Also called acid cell.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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British Dictionary definitions for parietal cell

parietal cell

noun
1.
any one of the cells in the lining of the stomach that produce hydrochloric acid
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parietal cell in Medicine

parietal cell n.
A cell of the gastric glands that secretes hydrochloric acid. Also called acid cell, oxyntic cell.

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Encyclopedia Article for parietal cell

oxyntic cell

in biology, one of the cells that are the source of the hydrochloric acid and most of the water in the stomach juices. The cells are located in glands in the lining of the fundus, the part of the stomach that bulges above the entrance from the esophagus, and in the body, or principal part, of the stomach.

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