prickle cell

noun
prick·​le cell | \ ˈprik-əl- How to pronounce prickle cell (audio) \

Medical Definition of prickle cell

: a cell of the stratum spinosum of the skin having numerous intercellular bridges which give the separated cells a prickly appearance in microscopic preparations

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“Prickle cell.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/prickle%20cell. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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