[ ath-ruh-sahyt ]
/ ˈæθ rəˌsaɪt /
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 athrocyteath·ro·cy·to·sis, noun
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