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  1. a neuron enmeshing the cell body of another neuron with its terminal axon ramifications;
  2. a myoepithelial cell with branching processes that occurs basal to the secretory cells of certain salivary gland and lacrimal gland alveoli.

Synonym(s): smudge cells

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