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parietal cell

noun Anatomy.
  1. any of the cells in the mucous membranes of the stomach that secrete hydrochloric acid.
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Origin of parietal cell

First recorded in 1870–75
Also called acid cell.
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British Dictionary definitions for parietal cell

parietal cell

  1. any one of the cells in the lining of the stomach that produce hydrochloric acid
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parietal cell in Medicine

parietal cell

  1. A cell of the gastric glands that secretes hydrochloric acid.acid cell oxyntic cell
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