sustentacular cell

noun
sus·​ten·​tac·​u·​lar cell | \ ˌsə-stən-ˈta-kyə-lər- How to pronounce sustentacular cell (audio) , -ˌsten-\

Definition of sustentacular cell

: a supporting epithelial cell (such as a Sertoli cell or a cell of the olfactory epithelium) that lacks a specialized function (such as nerve-impulse conduction)

First Known Use of sustentacular cell

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sustentacular cell

New Latin sustentaculum supporting part, from Latin, prop, from sustentare

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sustentacular cell

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Medical Definition of sustentacular cell

: a supporting epithelial cell (as a Sertoli cell or a cell of the olfactory epithelium) that lacks a specialized function (as nerve-impulse conduction)

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