amoebocyte

[uh-mee-buh-sahyt]

amebocyte

or a·moe·bo·cyte

[uh-mee-buh-sahyt]
noun Zoology.
  1. a migratory, ameboid cell found in many invertebrates that functions in excretion, assimilation, etc.

Origin of amebocyte

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British Dictionary definitions for amoebocyte

amoebocyte

US amebocyte

noun
  1. any cell having properties similar to an amoeba, such as shape, mobility, and ability to engulf particles
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amoebocyte in Medicine

amoebocyte

[ə-mēbə-sīt′]
n.
  1. Variant ofamebocyte

amebocyte

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