porocyte


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porocyte

[′pȯr·ə‚sīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
One of the perforated, tubular cells which constitute the wall of the incurrent canals in certain Porifera.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For example, vertebrates modify arteriole diameter to regulate blood flow into capillary beds (Eckert et al., 1988), sponges change water flow by contracting or relaxing porocytes and myocytes as water enters the animal (Bagby, 1964; Pearse et al., 1987), and bivalves adjust flow through the alteration of siphon dimensions (Foster-Smith, 1976; Jorgensen et al., 1986, 1988).