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noun Anatomy.

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

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Also called acid cell.

Origin of parietal cell

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for parietal cell

parietal cell

noun

any one of the cells in the lining of the stomach that produce hydrochloric acid
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Medical definitions for parietal cell

parietal cell

n.

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