histiocyte


his·tio·cyte

noun \ˈhis-tē-ə-ˌsīt\

Definition of HISTIOCYTE

:  macrophage; especially :  a nonmotile macrophage of extravascular tissues and especially connective tissue
his·tio·cyt·ic \ˌhis-tē-ə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

Origin of HISTIOCYTE

Greek histion web (diminutive of histos) + International Scientific Vocabulary -cyte
First Known Use: 1924

his·tio·cyte

noun \ˈhis-tē-ə-ˌsīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HISTIOCYTE

: macrophage; especially : a nonmotile macrophage of extravascular tissues and especially connective tissue

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