prickle cell

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prickle cell prick·le cell (prĭk'əl)
n.
An epidermal cell that, as a histological artifact, develops numerous intercellular bridges that give it a prickly appearance.

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prickle cell

noun
a cell in the germinal layer of the skin (the prickle-cell layer); has many spines and radiating processes 
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