Definition of Paneth in English:

Paneth

noun

Histology
  • 1Attributive, in the genitive, and with of, especially in "Paneth cell". Designating a type of small intestinal mucosal cell normally found in the bases of the crypts of Lieberkühn, containing prominent acidophilic secretory granules.

  • 2In the genitive, attributive, and with of. Designating the characteristic acidophilic granules of Paneth cells, especially in "Paneth('s) granules".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Veterinarian. From the name of Joseph Paneth, Austrian physiologist, who described the cells in 1888.

Pronunciation

Paneth

/ˈpanɛθ/