- C cells
- parafollicular cells of the thyroid gland, which are derived from neural crest tissue. They produce calcitonin. medullary carcinoma of the thyroid has its origin in the C cells.
* * *1. parafollicular c's. 2. a type of cells that lack granules, such as are found in the pancreatic islets of guinea pigs. 3. chromophobe c's.
Medical dictionary. 2011.