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zymogenic cell

zymogenic cell in Medicine

zymogenic cell zy·mo·gen·ic cell (zī'mə-jěn'ĭk)
n.
A cell that forms and secretes an enzyme, especially a secretory cell that lines the lumen of the gastric glands of the stomach or a pepsin-secreting acinar cell of the pancreas. Also called chief cell, peptic cell.

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