Definition of podocyte in English:

podocyte

noun

Anatomy Zoology
  • An epithelial cell in the kidney with many branching tentacle-shaped processes that interlock with those of other such cells, enveloping the capillaries of the glomerular capsule and forming the outermost layer of the barrier through which substances are filtered out of the blood.

Origin

1950s. From podo- + -cyte.

Pronunciation

podocyte

/ˈpɒdə(ʊ)sʌɪt/