goblet cell


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

Examples of goblet cell in a Sentence

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First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of goblet cell was in 1868

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“Goblet cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goblet%20cell. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

goblet cell

gob·​let cell ˈgäb-lət- How to pronounce goblet cell (audio)
: 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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