calyciform

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calyciform

(kəˈlɪsɪˌfɔːm)
adj
having the form of a calyx
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In addition, results can be associated with the prebiotic effect of inulin on caliciform cells that produce mucus, which forms a viscous layer on the intestinal epithelial lining and limits adhesion of enteropathogens.
In fact, alterations in the expression of mucins on the ocular surface are associated with numerous pathologies, and it has been observed that a reduction or a dysfunction of the conjunctival caliciform cells results in instability of the tear film [6, 7].
This region contained a few cells with a more globose appearance, like caliciform cells, and a normal nucleus (Figs.
Bronchi and bronchioles were lined by a cylindrical, ciliated, pseudostratified epithelium with caliciform cells.