Definition of Rouget cell in US English:

Rouget cell

(also Rouget's cell)

noun

Anatomy
  • = pericyte.

Origin

1920s. In some forms from the name of Charles Marie Benjamin Rouget, French physiologist, who described such cells in 1873 ( Arch. de physiol 5 603) + cell, after German Rougetsche Zelle. In some forms from the genitive of the name of C. M. B. Rouget + cell.

Pronunciation

Rouget cell

/ˈruːʒeɪ ˌsɛl/