mucous cell


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mu·cous cell

a cell secreting mucus; for example, a goblet cell.
A caliceal mucin-secreting, located in the lateral wall of the intestinal crypts, and in columnar epithelium of the GI tract

mu·cous cell

(myū'kŭs sel)
A cell that secretes mucus (e.g., a goblet cell).

mu·cous cell

(myū'kŭs sel)
A cell that secretes mucus (e.g., a goblet cell).

mucous

pertaining to or resembling mucus; secreting mucus.

mucous cell
a cell which secretes mucus.
mucous colitis
see irritable colon syndrome.
mucous membrane
see mucous membrane.
mucous thread
accumulations of mucus at the conjunctival fornices.
mucous tissue
a jelly-like connective tissue, such as occurs in the umbilical cord.
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Mucous cells were stained with Alcian Blue-Periodic Acid Schiff (AB/PAS) histologic stain (American MasterTech, Lodi, CA) following the manufacturer's instructions (Caramori et al.
Mucous cells of the mantle were developed mainly from epidermis to connective tissue.
Mucous cell metaplasia and altered immune pathways in the lung may partially explain the increased susceptibility to and exacerbated response to influenza infection seen in a mouse model of arsenic exposure (Kozul et al.
In H pylori gastritis, MUC5AC expression on the surface epithelium is decreased and MUC6 expression extends to the surface mucous cells.
The epithelial layer was a simple multiple-folded layer composed mostly of columnar and mucous cells (Figs.
Mucous cells (mucocytes) can occur singly or in clusters, and they have pale and sometimes foamy cytoplasm, a distinct cell boundary, and small, peripherally placed, compressed nuclei.
The exudation of mucus secretion would finally lead to a desiccation of the snail, and loss of mucous cells would prevent production of the very mucus that protects the surface of the snails from desiccation (Triebskorn & Kunast 1990).
1-3) On microscopic examination, it is composed mainly of lobules of Brunner glands, lined by cylindrical clear mucous cells.