parietal cell

noun

: any of the large oval cells of the gastric mucous membrane that secrete hydrochloric acid

Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parietal cell was in 1849

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“Parietal cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parietal%20cell. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

parietal cell

noun
: any of the large oval cells of the gastric mucous membrane that secrete hydrochloric acid and lie between the chief cells and the basement membrane

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