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mast cell

noun \ˈmast-\

Definition of MAST CELL

:  a granulocyte that occurs especially in connective tissue and has basophilic granules containing substances (as histamine and heparin) which mediate allergic reactions
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Origin of MAST CELL

part translation of German Mastzelle, from Mast food, mast (from Old High German) + Zelle cell
First Known Use: circa 1890
Medical Dictionary

mast cell

noun \ˈmast-\

Medical Definition of MAST CELL

:  a granulocyte that occurs especially in connective tissue and has basophilic granules containing substances (as histamine and heparin) which mediate allergic reactions

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