great alveolar cells
Definition: cuboidal cells connected with the squamous pulmonary alveolar cells and having in their cytoplasm lamellated bodies (cytosomes) that represent the source of the surfactant that coats the alveoli.
Synonym(s): granular pneumonocytes, type II cells, type II pneumocyte, type II pneumonocyte
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