amebocyte

or a·moe·bo·cyte

[ uh-mee-buh-sahyt ]
/ əˈmi bəˌsaɪt /

noun Zoology.

a migratory, ameboid cell found in many invertebrates that functions in excretion, assimilation, etc.

Origin of amebocyte

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Medicine definitions for amebocyte

amebocyte


n.

An ameboid cell, such as a white blood cell.
A blood cell in an in vitro tissue culture.
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