archaeocyte

noun
ar·​chaeo·​cyte
variants: or less commonly archeocyte \ ˈ⸗⸗⸗ or ⸗ˈ⸗⸗ at archae-​ + ˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of archaeocyte

: 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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History and Etymology for archaeocyte

archae- + -cyte

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“Archaeocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archaeocyte. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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