pinealocyte


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pinealocyte

 [pin´e-ah-lo-sīt]
an epithelioid cell of the pineal body.

pin·e·a·lo·cyte

(pin-ē-a-lō-sīt'),
A cell of the pineal body with long processes ending in bulbous expansions. Pinealocytes receive a direct innervation from sympathetic neurons that form recognizable synapses. The club-shaped endings of pinealocyte processes terminate in perivascular spaces surrounding capillaries.
[pineal + G. kytos, cell]

pinealocyte

/pin·e·a·lo·cyte/ (pin´e-ah-lo-sīt″) an epithelioid cell of the pineal body.

pin·e·a·lo·cyte

(pin'ē-al'ō-sīt)
A cell of the pineal body with long processes ending in bulbous expansions. Pinealocytes receive a direct innervation from sympathetic neurons that form recognizable synapses.
[pineal + G. kytos, cell]

pinealocyte

an epithelioid cell of the pineal body.
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The results from this study suggest that the pinealocytes may be as susceptible to fluoride as the developing enamel or-gan.
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