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beta cell of anterior lobe of hypophysis


Definition: one of a population of functionally diverse cells that contain basophilic granules and secrete hormones such as ACTH, lipotropin, thyrotropin, and the gonadotropins.

Synonym(s): basophil cell of anterior lobe of hypophysis

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