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chief cell

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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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