variants or less commonly archeocyte
ˈ⸗⸗⸗ or ⸗ˈ⸗⸗ at archae- + ˌsīt
plural -s
: an indifferent commonly amoeboid interstitial cell
specifically : any of certain amoebocytes of sponges that have large nuclei and blunt pseudopods, are believed to be persistent undifferentiated embryonic cells, and develop into the sex cells

Word History


archae- + -cyte

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“Archaeocyte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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