zymogenic cell

[zī′mə-jĕnĭk]

n.

A cell that forms and secretes an enzyme, especially a secretory cell that lines the lumen of the gastric glands of the stomach or a pepsin-secreting acinar cell of the pancreas.chief cell peptic cell

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