[ suh-lee-nuh-sahyt, -len-uh- ]

  1. a type of long, narrow, flagellated cell that functions in excretion of nitrogenous wastes and occurs in a variety of organisms, including certain annelids and mollusks.

Origin of solenocyte

1900–05; <Greek sōlḗn pipe, channel + -o- + -cyte

Other words from solenocyte

  • so·le·no·cyt·ic [suh-lee-nuh-sit-ik, -len-uh-], /səˌli nəˈsɪt ɪk, -ˌlɛn ə-/, adjective

Words Nearby solenocyte Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023