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athrocytosis


athrocytosis

noun ath·ro·cy·to·sis \ˌath-rə-sī-ˈtō-səs\
plural ath·ro·cy·to·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of ATHROCYTOSIS

:  the capacity of some cells (as of the proximal convoluted tubule of the kidney) to pick up foreign material and store it in granular form in the cytoplasm
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