enteroendocrine cell

[ ĕn′tə-rō-ĕndə-krĭn, -krēn′, -krīn′ ]

n.

Any of several types of hormone-secreting cells present throughout the epithelium of the digestive tract that often stain readily with silver or chromium salts.argentaffin cell enterochromaffin cell

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