amoe·​bo·​cyte ə-ˈmē-bə-ˌsīt How to pronounce amoebocyte (audio)
variants or less commonly
: a cell (such as a phagocyte) having amoeboid form or movements

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amoebocyte was in 1887

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“Amoebocyte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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