goblet cell

noun

Definition of goblet cell 

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

First Known Use of goblet cell

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for goblet cell

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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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