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

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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 5 Dec. 2022.

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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