archaeocyte

noun ar·chaeo·cyte
variants: or less commonly archeocyte

Definition of archaeocyte

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

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Origin and Etymology of archaeocyte

archae- + -cyte


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