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Heidenhain's cells

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Crescent-shaped groups of serous cells at the base or, or along the sides of, the mucous alveoli of the salivary glands, especially sublingual and submandibular. They appear as darkly staining cells forming a caplike structure on the alveoli.

See also Ebner's glands, under Anton Gilbert Victor von Ebner, Austrian histologist, 1842-1925.

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