he·​mo·​cyte ˈhē-mə-ˌsīt How to pronounce hemocyte (audio)
: a blood cell especially of an invertebrate animal

Examples of hemocyte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some insects have blood richer in hemocytes than others. Elizabeth Rayne, Ars Technica, 8 Apr. 2024 Even the larval forms of certain species may have more hemocytes in their blood than adults, with many adult butterflies and moths having hemocyte-poor hemolymph compared to the caterpillars. Elizabeth Rayne, Ars Technica, 8 Apr. 2024

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First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hemocyte was in 1888

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“Hemocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemocyte. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British haemocyte
: a blood cell especially of an invertebrate animal (as an insect)

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