histiocyte

noun
his·​tio·​cyte | \ ˈhi-stē-ə-ˌsīt How to pronounce histiocyte (audio) \

Definition of histiocyte

: macrophage especially : a nonmotile macrophage of extravascular tissues and especially connective tissue

Other Words from histiocyte

histiocytic \ ˌhi-​stē-​ə-​ˈsi-​tik How to pronounce histiocytic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of histiocyte

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for histiocyte

Greek histion web (diminutive of histos) + International Scientific Vocabulary -cyte

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The first known use of histiocyte was in 1924

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“Histiocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/histiocyte. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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histiocyte

noun
his·​tio·​cyte | \ ˈhis-tē-ə-ˌsīt How to pronounce histiocyte (audio) \

Medical Definition of histiocyte

: macrophage especially : a nonmotile macrophage of extravascular tissues and especially connective tissue

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