sustentacular cell

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noun sus·ten·tac·u·lar cell \ˌsəs-tən-ˈta-kyə-lər-, -ˌten-\

Definition of sustentacular cell

  1. :  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)

Origin and Etymology of sustentacular cell

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


Medical Dictionary

sustentacular cell

noun sus·ten·tac·u·lar cell

Medical Definition of sustentacular cell

  1. :  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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