/ (ˈhɪstɪəˌsaɪt) /
physiol a macrophage that occurs in connective tissue
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Derived forms of histiocytehistiocytic (ˌhɪstɪəˈsɪtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for histiocyte
C20: alteration of German histiozyt, from Greek histion a little web, from histos web + -cyte
Words nearby histiocyte
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Medical definitions for histiocyte
[ hĭs′tē-ə-sīt′ ]
A relatively inactive, immobile macrophage found in normal connective tissue.fixed macrophage histocyte
Other words from histiocytehis′ti•o•cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
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