goblet cell


goblet cell

noun

Definition of GOBLET CELL

:  a mucus-secreting epithelial cell (as of intestinal columnar epithelium) that is distended at the free end

Origin of GOBLET CELL

from its shape
First Known Use: 1878

gob·let cell

noun \ˈgäb-lət-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GOBLET CELL

: a mucus-secreting epithelial cell (as of columnar epithelium) that is distended with secretion or its precursors at the free end

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