parietal cell
noun Date: 1875 any of the large oval cells of the gastric mucous membrane that secrete hydrochloric acid

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  • Parietal cell — Human parietal cells (pink staining) stomach …   Wikipedia

  • parietal cell — n any of the large oval cells of the gastric mucous membrane that secrete hydrochloric acid and lie between the chief cells and the basement membrane …   Medical dictionary

  • parietal cell — n. any of the large, oval cells that secrete hydrochloric acid, found in the gastric glands of the mucous membrane that lines the stomach …   English World dictionary

  • parietal cell — Anat. any of the cells in the mucous membranes of the stomach that secrete hydrochloric acid. Also called acid cell. [1870 75] * * * ▪ biology also called  Oxyntic Cell, or Delomorphous Cell,         in biology, one of the cells that are the… …   Universalium

  • parietal cell — /pəˈraɪətl sɛl/ (say puh ruyuhtl sel) noun a cell of the mucous membrane of the stomach that produces hydrochloric acid …   Australian English dictionary

  • parietal cell — noun : any of the large oval acid secreting cells of the gastric mucous membrane lying between the central cells and the basement membrane compare chief cell …   Useful english dictionary

  • parietal cell vagotomy — a type of highly selective vagotomy consisting of severing of the vagus nerve fibers supplying the proximal two thirds (parietal area) of the stomach. Called also proximal gastric v …   Medical dictionary

  • Canaliculus (parietal cell) — A canaliculus is an adaptation found on gastric parietal cells. It is a deep infolding, or little channel, which serves to increase the surface area, eg for secretion. The membrane of parietal cells is dynamic; the numbers of canaliculi rise and… …   Wikipedia

  • Parietal — may refer to:*Parietal lobe of the brain *Parietal bone of the skull *Parietal scales of a snake lie in the general region of the parietal bone. *Parietal cell in the stomach *Parietal pleura *Parietal pericardium*Parietal eye, third eye of some… …   Wikipedia

  • Cell — The basic structural and functional unit in people and all living things. Each cell is a small container of chemicals and water wrapped in a membrane. Each cell in the human body there are 100 trillion cells in each of us contains the entire… …   Medical dictionary

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