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Term: podocyte podocyte foot
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: podocyte
Synonyms: podocytes
Definition:
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009285]
Name: podocyte foot
Synonyms: pedicel, podocyte foot process, secondary podocyte projection
Definition: A cell projection of a podocyte (glomerular visceral epithelial cell) forming a foot-like structure projecting from a podocyte primary projection, that wraps around capillaries of a renal glomerulus. Adjacent feet (pedicels) interdigitate, leaving thin filtration slits between them, which are covered by slit diaphragms.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0098846]   QuickGO   AmiGO