Pinacocyte etymology


English word pinacocyte comes from English -cyte, English pinacoderm

Etymology of pinacocyte

Detailed word origin of pinacocyte

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-cyte English (en) Used to form cell names and classifications for mature cells.
pinacoderm English (en) The outer most layer of cells (pinacocytes) in the phylum Porifera (sponges), equivalent to the epidermis, and characterized as an epithelial layer of flattened cells.
pinacocyte English (en) (biology) Any of a group of flattened polygonal cells that together make up the pinacoderm in the dermal epithelium of sponges.

Words with the same origin as pinacocyte

Descendants of -cyte

dendrocyte hepatocyte