archaeocyte

noun ar·chaeo·cyte
variants: less commonly

archeocyte

Definition of archaeocyte

plural

-s

  1. :  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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