goblet cell

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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

goblet cell

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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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