Wandering cell
Wandering Wan"der*ing, a. & n. from {Wander}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Wandering albatross} (Zo["o]l.), the great white albatross. See Illust. of {Albatross}.

{Wandering cell} (Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses the power of spontaneous movement, as one of the white corpuscles of the blood.

{Wandering Jew} (Bot.), any one of several creeping species of {Tradescantia}, which have alternate, pointed leaves, and a soft, herbaceous stem which roots freely at the joints. They are commonly cultivated in hanging baskets, window boxes, etc.

{Wandering kidney} (Med.), a morbid condition in which one kidney, or, rarely, both kidneys, can be moved in certain directions; -- called also {floating kidney}, {movable kidney}.

{Wandering liver} (Med.), a morbid condition of the liver, similar to wandering kidney.

{Wandering mouse} (Zo["o]l.), the whitefooted, or deer, mouse. See Illust. of {Mouse}.

{Wandering spider} (Zo["o]l.), any one of a tribe of spiders that wander about in search of their prey. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Wandering — Wan der*ing, a. & n. from {Wander}, v. [1913 Webster] {Wandering albatross} (Zo[ o]l.), the great white albatross. See Illust. of {Albatross}. {Wandering cell} (Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses the power of spontaneous movement, as one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wandering albatross — Wandering Wan der*ing, a. & n. from {Wander}, v. [1913 Webster] {Wandering albatross} (Zo[ o]l.), the great white albatross. See Illust. of {Albatross}. {Wandering cell} (Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses the power of spontaneous movement …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wandering Jew — Wandering Wan der*ing, a. & n. from {Wander}, v. [1913 Webster] {Wandering albatross} (Zo[ o]l.), the great white albatross. See Illust. of {Albatross}. {Wandering cell} (Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses the power of spontaneous movement …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wandering kidney — Wandering Wan der*ing, a. & n. from {Wander}, v. [1913 Webster] {Wandering albatross} (Zo[ o]l.), the great white albatross. See Illust. of {Albatross}. {Wandering cell} (Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses the power of spontaneous movement …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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