Definition of pericyte in US English:

pericyte

noun

Anatomy
  • Any of various flattened branching cells found within the walls of capillary blood vessels.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in American Journal of Anatomy. From peri- + -cyte, after German Pericyt.

Pronunciation

pericyte

/ˈpɛrɪsʌɪt/