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ped·i·cel

(ped'i-sel), Do not confuse this word with pedicle.
The secondary process of a podocyte, which helps form the visceral capsule of a renal corpuscle.
Synonym(s): footplate2, foot-plate ☆ , foot process
[Mod. L. pedicellus, dim. of L. pes, foot]

pedicel

/ped·i·cel/ (ped´ĭ-sel) a footlike part, especially any of the secondary processes of a podocyte.

pedicel

(pĕd′ĭ-səl, -sĕl′)
n.
1. Botany
a. A small stalk or stalklike part bearing a single flower in an inflorescence.
b. A support for a fern sporangium or moss capsule.
2. See pedicle.

ped′i·cel′lar (-sĕl′ər) adj.

ped·i·cel

(ped'i-sel)
The secondary process of a podocyte, which helps form the visceral capsule of a renal corpuscle.
Synonym(s): foot process, footplate (2) , foot-plate.
[Mod. L. pedicellus, dim. of L. pes, foot]

pedicel

the stalk of a flower.
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1 We identified 4 major histopathologic entities, which are morphologically distinct (Figure 2, A through D; Table 2) but all have a variable degree of foot process effacement:
Moreover, they did not take into consideration recent discoveries in podocyte biology and mechanisms of foot process effacement, as well as etiology.
Although morphologically there is foot process effacement, the hallmark of the disease is endocapillary proliferation, mostly due to endothelial cell hypertrophy and hyperplasia.
Morphologically, it is defined by the presence of foam cells within the tip of the glomerular tuft, podocyte hypertrophy (but not hyperplasia) with bridging of podocytes toward the area where the parietal epithelium meets the tubular epithelium, and extensive foot process effacement on ultrastructural analysis.