- 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.
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- any one of the cells in the lining of the stomach that produce hydrochloric acid
- A cell of the gastric glands that secretes hydrochloric acid.acid cell oxyntic cell
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