parietal cell

noun Anatomy.

any of the cells in the mucous membranes of the stomach that secrete hydrochloric acid.

Origin of parietal cell

First recorded in 1870–75
Also called acid cell. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for parietal cell

parietal cell


any one of the cells in the lining of the stomach that produce hydrochloric acid

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Medicine definitions for parietal cell

parietal cell


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

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