archaeocyte

[ ahr-kee-uh-sahyt ]
/ ˈɑr ki əˌsaɪt /

noun


Nearby words

  1. archaebacterium,
  2. archaeo-,
  3. archaeoastronomy,
  4. archaeobotany,
  5. archaeocyathid,
  6. archaeol.,
  7. archaeological,
  8. archaeologist,
  9. archaeology,
  10. archaeomagnetism

archeocyte

or ar·chae·o·cyte

[ ahr-kee-uh-sahyt ]
/ ˈɑr ki əˌsaɪt /

noun Zoology.

(in sponges) a type of amoebocyte capable of developing into other types of cells, especially reproductive cells.

Origin of archeocyte

First recorded in 1885–90; archeo- + -cyte

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