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Medical Term:

sustentacular cell

 

Definition: one of the ordinary elongated cells resting on the basement membrane that surround the shorter specialized cells in certain organs, such as the labyrinth of the internal ear, taste bud, or olfactory epithelium.

Synonym(s): supporting cell

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