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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In glands in the canalicular stage, BPIFA1 was found in mucin plugs and within the primitive striated ducts (Figure 4), whereas in the glands in the terminal bud stage it was expressed in mucous cells of the primitive mucous tubules and in the cytoplasm of epithelial and myoepithelial cells of primitive acini (Figure 5).
The mucous cells toward the base have their outline distorted and it is difficult to make out the details of most of the cells.
16) Mucous cells were the predominant cell type in low grade.
The secretor gene encodes for enzymes (glycosyltransferases), which become activein mucin-secreting cells like goblet and mucous cells of mucous membranes and different glands, resulting in the secretion of the corresponding blood group antigens in the body fluids [8].
Gills responded to BPA stress by hyperplasia of mucous cells, clubbing and degeneration of secondary-lamellae.
Microscopic examination reveals cylindrical epithelium that partly contains mucous cells lines internal fibrous wall; epithelial cell contains cilia in some cases.
Some intra osseus muco epidermioid carcinoma develop from mucous cells in the lining of dentigerous cyst.
1996) changes in the number and size of mucous cells and chloride cells may be an indicator of environmentally induced pathogenesis.
The current hypothesis is that certain ducts in the salivary gland are pleuripotential which can differentiate into a variety of cells like sebaceous squamous oncocytic and mucous cells.
In general, mucin expression is more abundant in proximal airways and CCSP expression is more abundant in distal airways, corresponding to the differential abundance of mucous cells and Clara cells, respectively, in these airway regions.