apical cell
1. A cell situated at the apex of a structure distinguished by location, shape, size and function.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Apical testicular cell of Orthoptera, Dictyoptera, Diptera and Homoptera, and some Lepidoptera, that supplies mitochondria to the spermatogonial cytoplasm during spermatogenesis; Verson\'s cell; Versonian cell.
3. (NEMATA)
An epithelial cell that forms the gonoduct wall.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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