archaeocyte
An amoeboid cell type of sponges (Porifera).

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Archaeocyte — Archaeocytes (from Greek beginning and hollow vessel ) or amoebocytes are amoeboid cells found in sponges. They are totipotent and have varied functions depending on the species.LocationArchaeocytes are located in the mesohyl, an acellular… …   Wikipedia

  • archaeocyte — /ahr kee euh suyt /, n. archeocyte. * * * …   Universalium

  • archaeocyte — n. type of cell found in sponges (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • archaeocyte — ar·chaeo·cyte …   English syllables

  • archaeocyte — …   Useful english dictionary

  • archeocyte — variant of archaeocyte * * * /ahr kee euh suyt /, n. Zool. (in sponges) a type of amoebocyte capable of developing into other types of cells, esp. reproductive cells. Also, archaeocyte. [1885 90; ARCHEO + CYTE] * * * archeocyte var. archæocyte …   Useful english dictionary

  • ar|che|o|cyte — «AHR kee uh syt», noun. = archaeocyte. (Cf. ↑archaeocyte) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amebocyte — An amebocyte or amoebocyte is a mobile cell (moving like an amoeba) in the body of invertebrates such as echinoderms, mollusks or sponges. Similar to some of the white blood cells of vertebrates, in many species amebocytes are found in the blood… …   Wikipedia

  • archeocyte — /ahr kee euh suyt /, n. Zool. (in sponges) a type of amoebocyte capable of developing into other types of cells, esp. reproductive cells. Also, archaeocyte. [1885 90; ARCHEO + CYTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • sorite — ˈsōrˌīt noun ( s) Etymology: Greek sōros heap + English ite : archaeocyte …   Useful english dictionary

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