bacteriocyte

noun bac·te·rio·cyte \bakˈtirēəˌsīt, -ˈtē-\

Definition of bacteriocyte

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of bacteriocyte

International Scientific Vocabulary bacteri- + -cyte


First Known Use: 1926


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