Medical Dictionary

chief cell

noun \ˌchēf-\

Medical Definition of chief cell

  1. 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 pepsinb:  a larger cell with hyaline cytoplasm and a mucoid secretion—compare parietal cell

  2. 2:  one of the secretory cells of the parathyroid glands

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