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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This region contained a few cells with a more globose appearance, like caliciform cells, and a normal nucleus (Figs.
The cell elements predominating in this epithelium are the ciliated columnar cells and the caliciform cells.