archeocyte

or ar·chae·o·cyte

[ahr-kee-uh-sahyt]

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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