alpha cell

n.

Cells situated on the periphery of the islets of Langerhans.
Cells containing acidophil granules in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.A cell

Nearby words

  1. alpha and omega,
  2. alpha angle,
  3. alpha blocker,
  4. alpha brass,
  5. alpha carotene,
  6. alpha centauri,
  7. alpha centauri system,
  8. alpha decay,
  9. alpha emitter,
  10. alpha fiber


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