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pituicyte

 [pĭ-tu´ĭ-sīt]
any of the distinctive fusiform cells composing most of the neurohypophysis.

pi·tu·i·cyte

(pi-tū'i-sīt),
The primary cell of the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, a fusiform cell closely related to neuroglia.
[pituitary + G. kytos, cell]

pituicyte

/pi·tu·i·cyte/ (pĭ-tu´ĭ-sīt) the distinctive fusiform cell composing most of the neurohypophysis.

pituicyte

(pĭ-to͞o′ĭ-sīt′, -tyo͞o′-)
n.
A small branching cell of the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland.

pituicyte

[pit(y)o̅o̅′isīt]
Etymology: L, pituita, phlegm; Gk, kytos, cell
a primary cell of the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland.

pi·tu·i·cyte

(pi-tū'i-sīt)
The primary cell of the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, a fusiform cell closely related to neuroglia.
[pituitary + G. kytos, cell]

pituicyte

any of the distinctive fusiform cells comprising most of the neurohypophysis.
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Its localisation is in pituicytes processes and may be in endothelial cells, might enhance the access of neuropeptides to blood stream by improving cell shape, as shown for vimentin in immature glia during development [15].
As the name suggests, pituicytomas most likely derive from pituicytes, the specialized glial population of the normal' posterior lobe.
In conclusion, pituicytomas are a rare and unique type of glioma derived from pituicytes and distinct from other intrasellar neoplasms, including granular cell tumors and pilocytic astrocytomas.
8] It is suggested that GCTs and their tumorlet precursors derive from pituicytes and thus are astrocytic in nature and therefore a form of glioma.