Definition of oenocyte in US English:

oenocyte

noun

Entomology
  • Any of the large, usually yellow cells of ectodermal origin found in clusters in the epidermis, midgut, fat body, or body cavity of insects, and thought to be involved in lipid synthesis.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society. From oeno- + -cyte, after German † Oenocyth.

Pronunciation

oenocyte

/ˈiːnə(ʊ)sʌɪt/