serous cell


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Related to serous cell: parietal cell, mucous cell

se·rous cell

a cell, especially of the salivary gland, that secretes a watery or thin albuminous fluid, as opposed to a mucous cell.
Synonym(s): albuminous cell (1)

se·rous cell

(sēr'ŭs sel)
A cell, especially of the salivary gland, which secretes a watery or thin albuminous fluid, as opposed to a mucous cell.

serous cell

An epithelial cell that secretes a watery fluid containing proteins, glycoproteins, and often antibodies (IgA, IgG, and IgM). Serous cells and mucous cells are the two varieties of secretory cells found in exocrine glands.
See also: cell

se·rous cell

(sēr'ŭs sel)
A cell, especially of the salivary gland, which secretes a watery albuminous fluid.