parietal cell

noun

Definition of parietal cell

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

First Known Use of parietal cell

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Parietal cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parietal%20cell. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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parietal cell

noun

Medical Definition of parietal cell

: 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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