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athrocyte

[ath-ruh-sahyt]
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noun Cell Biology.
  1. 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
Related formsath·ro·cy·to·sis, noun
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