parietal cell

noun

Definition of parietal cell 

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

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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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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