bacteriocyte

noun
bac·​te·​rio·​cyte | \ bakˈtirēəˌsīt, -ˈtē- \
plural -s

Definition of bacteriocyte

: a modified fat cell occurring in the fat body of certain insects and containing groups of bacterium-shaped rods that are believed to be symbiotic bacteria — compare mycetocyte

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First Known Use of bacteriocyte

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bacteriocyte

International Scientific Vocabulary bacteri- + -cyte

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“Bacteriocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacteriocyte. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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