athrocytosis


athrocytosis
n. [Gr. athroos, collected; kytos, container]
The ability of cells to absorb and retain particles in suspension.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • athrocytosis — The capacity of cells to absorb and retain electronegative colloids, as shown by macrophages and at the apical surface of proximal convoluted tubule cells of the kidney. [G. athro, gathered together, + kytos, cell, + osis, condition] * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • athrocytosis — ath·ro·cy·to·sis …   English syllables

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

  • 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


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