histiocyte
noun Etymology: Greek histion web (diminutive of histos) + International Scientific Vocabulary -cyte Date: 1924 a nonmotile macrophage of extravascular tissues and especially connective tissue • histiocytic adjective

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  • histiocyte — [ istjɔsit ] n. m. • 1917; du gr. histiôn « voile de navire, tenture, toile » et cyte ♦ Histol. Macrophage libre du tissu conjonctif assurant le remplacement des cellules par phagocytose. ● histiocyte nom masculin Cellule phagocyte (possédant la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • histiocyte — [his′tē ō sīt΄] n. 〚< Gr histion, web, dim. of histos (see HISTO ) + CYTE〛 a large macrophage, found in connective tissue, that participates in the body s reaction to infection and injury histiocytic [his′tē əsit′ik] adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • histiocyte — [his′tē ō sīt΄] n. [< Gr histion, web, dim. of histos (see HISTO ) + CYTE] a large macrophage, found in connective tissue, that participates in the body s reaction to infection and injury histiocytic [his′tē əsit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Histiocyte — A histiocyte is a cell that is part of the human immune system. It is a tissue macrophage [MeshName|histiocyte] [eMedicineDictionary|Histiocyte] [ [http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=histiocyte WordNet Search 3.0 ] ] ( histo = tissue , and …   Wikipedia

  • Histiocyte — Aussi appelé spongiocyte. C est une cellule de taille importante faisant partie du système immunitaire. C est un macrophage du tissu conjonctif (tissu de soutien, remplissage) qui dérive de la moelle osseuse. Au départ, les monocytes immatures… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • histiocyte — noun a macrophage, derived from bone marrow, found in connective tissue …   Wiktionary

  • Histiocyte — A type of white blood cell, also called a macrophage, that is created by the bone marrow. They usually stay in place, but when histiocytes are stimulated by infection or inflammation they become active, attacking bacteria and other foreign matter …   Medical dictionary

  • histiocyte — n. macrophage, large white blood cell that absorbs and destroys foreign and infection causing organisms (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • histiocyte — his·tio·cyte …   English syllables

  • histiocyte — n. a fixed macrophage, i.e. one that is stationary within connective tissue …   The new mediacal dictionary

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