sustentacular cell


sus·ten·tac·u·lar cell

noun \ˌsəs-tən-ˈta-kyə-lər-, -ˌten-\

Definition of SUSTENTACULAR CELL

:  a supporting epithelial cell (as a Sertoli cell or a cell of the olfactory epithelium) that lacks a specialized function (as nerve-impulse conduction)

Origin of SUSTENTACULAR CELL

New Latin sustentaculum supporting part, from Latin, prop, from sustentare
First Known Use: 1901

sustentacular cell

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUSTENTACULAR CELL

: a supporting epithelial cell (as a Sertoli cell or a cell of the olfactory epithelium) that lacks a specialized function (as nerve-impulse conduction)

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