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Paneth cell

noun Pa·neth cell \ ˈpä-net- \

medical Definition of Paneth cell

:any of the granular epithelial cells with large acidophilic nuclei occurring at the base of the crypts of Lieberkühn in the small intestine and appendix

Biographical Note for paneth cell

  • Paneth, Josef (1857–1890), Austrian physiologist. A professor of physiology in Vienna, Paneth published a description of the granular cells in the crypts of Lieberkühn in 1888.

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