/ (ˈhɪstɪəˌsaɪt) /


physiol a macrophage that occurs in connective tissue


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Derived forms of histiocyte

histiocytic (ˌhɪstɪəˈsɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for histiocyte

C20: alteration of German histiozyt, from Greek histion a little web, from histos web + -cyte
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Medical definitions for histiocyte

[ hĭstē-ə-sīt′ ]


A relatively inactive, immobile macrophage found in normal connective tissue.fixed macrophage histocyte

Other words from histiocyte

his′ti•o•cytic (-sĭtĭk) adj.
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