athrocyte
n. [Gr. athroos, collected; kytos, container]
A sessile type of coelomocyte, phagocytic in function.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • athrocyte — ● athrocyte nom masculin (grec athroos, compact) Cellule fréquente dans les parois vasculaires de divers invertébrés et où s accumulent des déchets …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • athrocyte — athrocytosis, n. /ath reuh suyt /, n. Cell Biol. a cell that ingests foreign particles and retains them in suspension in the cytoplasm. [1935 40; < Gk (h)athró(os) gathered together + CYTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • athrocyte — ath·ro·cyte ath rə .sīt n a cell capable of athrocytosis ath·ro·cyt·ic .ath rə sit ik adj …   Medical dictionary

  • athrocyte — n. type of cell which absorbs foreign particles (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • athrocyte — ath·ro·cyte …   English syllables

  • athrocyte — ath•ro•cyte [[t]ˈæθ rəˌsaɪt[/t]] n. cbl a cell that ingests foreign particles and retains them in suspension in the cytoplasm • Etymology: 1935–40; < Gk (h)athró(os) collected + cyte ath ro•cy•to′sis, n …   From formal English to slang

  • athrocyte — …   Useful english dictionary

  • athrocytosis — noun see athrocyte * * * athrocytōˈsis noun (pl athrocytōˈsēs) • • • Main Entry: ↑athrocyte …   Useful english dictionary

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