musculo-epithelial cell defined in 1951 yearmusculo-epithelial cell - musculo-epithelial cell;
musculo-epithelial cell - Cell characteristic of coelenterates, forming greater part of body of a simple member of the group such as Hydra. Columnar cell, arranged with others in a continuous sheet, each cell with one or two processes which are contractile, and which extend into the mesogloea. The main parts of the cells form the epithelial outer or inner layers of the body. In some coelenterates (jelly-fish) epithelial part may be reduced so that the cell looks more like a smooth muscle cell.
near musculo-epithelial cell in Knolik
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