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athrocyte

[ ath-ruh-sahyt ]
/ ˈæθ rəˌsaɪt /
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noun Cell Biology.

a cell that ingests foreign particles and retains them in suspension in the cytoplasm.

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Origin of athrocyte

1935–40; <Greek (h)athró(os) gathered together + -cyte

OTHER WORDS FROM athrocyte

ath·ro·cy·to·sis, noun
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