sustentacular cell
noun Etymology: New Latin sustentaculum supporting part, from Latin, prop, from sustentare Date: 1901 a supporting epithelial cell (as a Sertoli cell or a cell of the olfactory epithelium) that lacks a specialized function (as nerve-impulse conduction)

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