Definition of pinacocyte in English:

pinacocyte

noun

Zoology
  • Each of the flattened cells which form the outermost cell layer in a sponge.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Sollas (1849–1936), geologist and anthropologist. From ancient Greek πινακ-, πίναξ pinax + -o- + -cyte.

Pronunciation

pinacocyte

/ˈpɪnəkə(ʊ)sʌɪt/