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myocyte

[ mahy-uh-sahyt ]
/ ˈmaɪ əˌsaɪt /
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noun
a contractile cell, especially an elongated cell in sponges that forms a sphincter around body openings.
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Origin of myocyte

First recorded in 1885–90; myo- + -cyte
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Medical definitions for myocyte

myocyte
[ mīə-sīt′ ]

n.
A muscle cell.
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