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gob·let cell

an epithelial cell that becomes distended with a large accumulation of mucinogen-containing secretory granules at its apical end, giving it the appearance of a goblet.
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goblet cell

n.
Any of the specialized epithelial cells found in the mucous membrane of the stomach, intestines, and respiratory passages that secrete mucus.
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A caliceal mucin-secreting, located in the lateral wall of the intestinal crypts, and in columnar epithelium of the GI tract
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gob·let cell

(gob'lĕt sel)
An epithelial cell that becomes distended with a large accumulation of mucous secretory granules at its apical end, giving it the appearance of a goblet.
Synonym(s): beaker cell.
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goblet cell

or

chalice cell

a cell shaped something like a wineglass that is present in the columnar epithelium of the mammalian intestine and secretes MUCIN.
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A few goblet cells (mucus-secreting) in the proximal and middle regions, increasing in quantity in the distal section, were observed in the intestinal mucus (Table 1).
Sox2 is required for maintenance and differentiation of bronchiolar Clara, ciliated, and goblet cells. PloS One 4(12):e8248; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008248 [Online 14 December 2009].
2) was characterized by a single layer of simple, uniform columnar cells of approximately 60-70 [micro]m in thickness, interspersed sporadically with large goblet cells containing neutral and acidic mucins.
As has been reported previously [5, 27-29], upon repeated administration some [gamma]-secretase inhibitors produce mechanism-based Notch-related side effects including a reduction in thymus weight and an increase in goblet cell hyperplasia in the intestine.
We also examined goblet cell hyperplasia in these mice.
Absent goblet cells. Often only few loose clumps of cells were obtainable.
This study both described the population of GC and their biochemical characteristics in upper airways of healthy rabbits and lead us to suggest that goblet cells participate actively in the course of respiratory disease in rabbits.
Mucin 2 (MUC2), a mucin family glycoprotein, has been located in the cytoplasm of goblet cells including small intestine, colon, bronchus, salivary gland, conjunctiva of the eye, but not in normal gastric mucosa.
E, Glands with mixture of cells containing abundant, tall apical mucin, goblet cells and mucin-poor eosinophilic cytoplasm, with nuclear grade ranging from low to high.
Bulbar conjunctiva, palpebral conjunctiva, and lacrimal gland samples were examined histologically for inflammatory cells and goblet cells using hematoxylin and eosin stain and periodic acid-Schiff slides.