goblet cell

noun

Definition of goblet cell

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1878


Medical Dictionary

goblet cell

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noun gob·let cell \ˈgäb-lət-\

Medical Definition of goblet cell

  1. :  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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