chief cell

noun
\ˌchēf- \

Medical Definition of chief cell 

1 : one of the cells that line the lumen of the fundic glands of the stomach:

a : a small cell with granular cytoplasm that secretes pepsin

b : a larger cell with hyaline cytoplasm and a mucoid secretion — compare parietal cell

2 : one of the secretory cells of the parathyroid glands

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