histiocyte

noun

his·​tio·​cyte ˈhi-stē-ə-ˌsīt How to pronounce histiocyte (audio)
: macrophage
especially : a nonmotile macrophage of extravascular tissues and especially connective tissue
histiocytic adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of histiocyte was in 1924

Dictionary Entries Near histiocyte

Cite this Entry

“Histiocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/histiocyte. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

histiocyte

noun
his·​tio·​cyte ˈhis-tē-ə-ˌsīt How to pronounce histiocyte (audio)
: macrophage
especially : a nonmotile macrophage of extravascular tissues and especially connective tissue
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