parietal cell

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pa·ri·e·tal cell

one of the cells of the gastric glands; it lies on the basement membrane, covered by the chief cells, and secretes gastric intrinsic factor and HCl, the latter of which reaches the lumen of the gland through fine intracellular and intercellular canals (canaliculi).
Synonym(s): acid cell, oxyntic cell

parietal cell

n.
One of the large peripheral cells of the mucous membrane of the stomach that secrete hydrochloric acid.

pa·ri·e·tal cell

(pă-rī'ĕ-tăl sel)
One of the cells of the gastric mucosa; it lies on the basement membrane, covered by the chief cells, and secretes hydrochloric acid, which reaches the lumen of the gland through fine intracellular and intercellular canals (canaliculi).
Synonym(s): acid cell, oxyntic cell.

oxyntic cell

or

parietal cell

any of the glandular cells lying in pits within the wall of the vertebrate stomach. Their function is to secrete hydrochloric acid, giving the gastric fluids a pH of about 2.0.