sustentacular cell

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

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)

Origin and Etymology of sustentacular cell

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


Medical Dictionary

sustentacular cell

noun

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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