TYPE I CELL

a form of taste cell which is electron-dense, that being, it seems dark whenever observed by electron microscopy. Type I cells consist of approximately sixty percent of the cells in a taste bud. Residing peripherally inside the bud, they might assist in holding its goblet form.

TYPE I CELL: "Type I cells are commonly referred to as dark cells."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TYPE I CELL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/type-i-cell/ (accessed November 30, 2020).
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