musculoepithelial cell

musculoepithelial cell

a type of cell found particularly in COELENTERATES that is columnar in shape, occurs with ectodem or endoderm cells, and has two contractile processes extending into the mesogloea.
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They seem to correspond to the layer of muscle feet of the musculoepithelial cells of the longitudinal musculature, associated cell bodies showing no clear evidence of staining (Fig.