parietal cell

any of the cells in the mucous membranes of the stomach that secrete hydrochloric acid. Also called acid cell.
[1870-75]

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also called  Oxyntic Cell, or Delomorphous Cell,  

      in biology, one of the cells that are the source of the hydrochloric acid and most of the water in the stomach juices. The cells are located in glands in the lining of the fundus, the part of the stomach that bulges above the entrance from the esophagus, and in the body, or principal part, of the stomach.

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