goblet cell

goblet cell
a column-shaped secretory cell found in the epithelium of the respiratory and intestinal tracts. Goblet cells secrete the principal constituents of mucus.

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  • Goblet cell — Section of mucus membrane of human stomach, near the cardiac orifice. X 45. c. Cardiac glands. d. Their ducts. cr. Gland similar to the intestinal glands, with goblet cells. mm. Mucous membrane. m. Muscularis mucosae. m’. Muscula …   Wikipedia

  • goblet cell — gob·let cell gäb lət n a mucus secreting epithelial cell (as of columnar epithelium) that is distended with secretion or its precursors at the free end * * * a column shaped secretory cell found in the epithelium of the respiratory and intestinal …   Medical dictionary

  • Goblet cell carcinoid — Classification and external resources Micrograph showing a goblet cell carcinoid. H E stain. The goblet cell carcinoid, abbreviated GCC and …   Wikipedia

  • goblet cell — Cell Biol. a type of epithelial cell that secretes mucin, so called after its shape. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • goblet cell — gob′let cell n. cbl a goblet shaped epithelial cell that secretes mucin …   From formal English to slang

  • goblet cell — (1) Cell of the epithelial lining of small intestine that secretes mucus and has a very well developed Golgi apparatus. (2) Cell type characteristic of larval lepidopteran midgut, containing a potent H+ ATPase, and thought to be involved in… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • goblet cell — noun an epithelial cell that secretes mucous • Hypernyms: ↑epithelial cell …   Useful english dictionary

  • goblet cell — noun Etymology: from its shape Date: 1878 a mucus secreting epithelial cell (as of intestinal columnar epithelium) that is distended at the free end …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • goblet cell — see calyciform cell …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • goblet cell — noun Anatomy a column shaped cell found in the respiratory and intestinal tracts, which secretes the main component of mucus …   English new terms dictionary

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