pericyte


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pericyte

 [per´ĭ-sīt]
one of the peculiar elongated, contractile cells found wrapped about precapillary arterioles outside the basement membrane.

per·i·cyte

(per'i-sīt), Do not confuse this word with parasite.
One of the slender, mesenchymallike cells found in close association with the outside wall of postcapillary venules; it is relatively undifferentiated and may become a fibroblast, endothelial cell, or smooth muscle cell.
[peri- + G. kytos, cell]

pericyte

/peri·cyte/ (per´ĭ-sīt) one of the elongated, contractile cells found wrapped about precapillary arterioles outside the basement membrane.
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Pericyte, its processes wrapped around the capillary epithelium.

per·i·cyte

(per'i-sīt)
One of the slender mesenchymallike cells found in close association with the outside wall of postcapillary venules; it is relatively undifferentiated and may become a fibroblast, macrophage, or smooth muscle cell.
Synonym(s): adventitial cell.
[peri- + G. kytos, cell]

pericyte

one of the peculiar elongated, contractile cells found wrapped about precapillary arterioles outside the basement membrane.
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