Words nearby -cyte
WORDS THAT USE -CYTE
What does -cyte mean?
The form -cyte comes from the Greek kýtos, meaning “container,” “receptacle,” “body.”
A corresponding form of -cyte combined to the beginning of words is cyto-, which you can learn more about at our Words That Use article for the form.
Examples of -cyte
One example of a medical term that features the combining form -cyte is hemocyte, “a blood cell.”
The first part of the word, hemo-, means “blood.” As we’ve seen, -cyte means “cell.” Hemocyte literally translates to, well, “blood cell.”
What are some words that use the combining form -cyte?
What are some other forms that -cyte may be commonly confused with?
Break it down!
The combining form hepato- refers to the liver. What is a hepatocyte?
How to use -cyte in a sentence
Yet notwithstanding so long a residence in the Low Countries, he describes himself as “mercer of ye cyte of London.”The Story of Books|Gertrude Burford Rawlings
Stonde vp/ take thy wyfe and thy two doughters and that that is at hande/ lest thou perish in the synne of the cyte.
And all the menchildern were circumcysed whatsoeuer went out at the gates of his cyte.
And vnto Hemor and Sichem his sonne harkened all that went out at the gate of his cyte.
Th Hemor and Sichem went vnto the gate of their cyte/ and comened with the men of their cyte saynge.