Medical Definition of Secretory cell
Cells specialised for secretion, usually epithelial. Those that secrete proteins characteristically have well developed rough endoplasmic reticulum, whereas conspicuous smooth endoplasmic reticulum is typical of cells that secrete lipid or lipid derived products (e.g. Steroids).
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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