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Definition of Podocyte

Podocyte: A cell with branching tentacle-shaped extensions that constitutes the barrier through which blood is filtered in the glomerulus of the kidney. From the Greek pod- (foot) + -cyte (cell).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=39514
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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