Meaning of foot process in English:

foot process


  • 1Zoology
    A projecting body part, especially one used for locomotion, especially a parapodium or pseudopodium (now rare).

  • 2Biology
    (in a renal podocyte) any of the cytoplasmic processes that cover the outer surface of a capillary.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Andrew Pritchard (1804–1882), microscopist.