parietal-cell

parietal cell

noun Anatomy.
any of the cells in the mucous membranes of the stomach that secrete hydrochloric acid.
Also called acid cell.


Origin:
1870–75

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parietal cell
 
n
any one of the cells in the lining of the stomach that produce hydrochloric acid

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

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