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abnormal parotid intercalated duct morphology 
abnormal parotid striated duct morphology 
any structural anomaly of the intralobular secretory duct of the parotid gland which connects an intercalated duct to an interlobular excretory duct; striated ducts are lined by cuboidal to columnar acidophilic cells and are so-named because of characteristic striations in the basal portions of the cells which are due to the alignment of mitochondria between deep infoldings of the basal cell membrane; the nucleus is in the central part of the cell above the striations; as they approach the excretory ducts, their diameter may exceed that of the acini; striated ducts reabsorb sodium and secrete potassium