pericyte etymology

English word pericyte comes from English -cyte, English peri- (Around or surrounding:. Near:.)

Detailed word origin of pericyte

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-cyte English (eng) Used to form cell names and classifications for mature cells.
peri- English (eng) Around or surrounding:. Near:.
pericyte English (eng) (biology, physiology) A type of mesenchymal cell which in aggregation forms a contractile wrapping around a capillary.

Words with the same origin as pericyte

Descendants of -cyte
adipocyte cholangiocytic chondrocyte coelomocyte corneocyte degmacyte dendrocyte enterocytic ependymocyte gonocyte hemocyte hepatocyte histiocytic histocyte lactocyte lipocyte lymphocyte lymphocytic macrocyte necrocyte pinacocyte plasmacyte solenocyte tenocyte trophocyte
Descendants of peri-
endoperitrophic perianth peribacteroid pericapsidic pericapsular pericardial pericardiocentesis perichondral peridural perigalactic perihydro perilimbal perimortem perimuscular perineural perinodal periparturient periprosthetic periscope perisplenic perithreshold perithymic periventricular περικοπή