amoebocyte

[ uh-mee-buh-sahyt ]
/ əˈmi bəˌsaɪt /

noun

Definition for amoebocyte (2 of 2)

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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British Dictionary definitions for amoebocyte

amoebocyte

US amebocyte

/ (əˈmiːbəˌsaɪt) /

noun

any cell having properties similar to an amoeba, such as shape, mobility, and ability to engulf particles
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Medicine definitions for amoebocyte (1 of 2)

amoebocyte

[ ə-mēbə-sīt′ ]

n.

Variant ofamebocyte

Medicine definitions for amoebocyte (2 of 2)

amebocyte


n.

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