Definition of enterocyte in US English:

enterocyte

noun

Physiology
  • A cell of the intestinal lining.

    • ‘The iron can be stored within intestinal enterocytes bound to ferritin.’
    • ‘Bacterial adhesion to enterocytes is a prerequisite for invasion and establishing infection.’
    • ‘Glutamine is an amino acid that is a primary fuel for the enterocytes of the small intestine.’
    • ‘There is also some evidence that glutathione may be absorbed into enterocytes following ingestion.’
    • ‘The amino acid L-glutamine can be supplemented, as a direct source of energy for the damaged enterocytes.’

Pronunciation

enterocyte

/ˈen(t)ərōˌsīt/