goblet cell

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goblet cell

Any of the specialized epithelial cells found in the mucous membrane of the stomach, intestines, and respiratory passages that secrete mucus.

[From its shape.]

gob′let cell`

a goblet-shaped epithelial cell that secretes mucin.
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Noun1.goblet cell - an epithelial cell that secretes mucous
epithelial cell - one of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium

goblet cell

n (Bio) → cellula calciforme

gob·let cell

n. célula caliciforme secretora que se localiza en el epitelio del tubo digestivo y del tubo respiratorio.
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26) In contrast to our knowledge about physiologic epithelia (eg, respiratory, gastrointestinal, salivary, lacrimal, or sinonasal), expression patterns of mucin (MUC) proteins in metaplastic mucous cells found in the entities listed previously remain currently essentially unknown, and future work toward elucidating these will be needed.
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