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 and Etymology of goblet cell

from its shape


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goblet cell

noun gob·let cell \ ˈgäb-lət- \

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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