histiocyte

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noun his·tio·cyte \ˈhi-stē-ə-ˌsīt\

Definition of histiocyte

  1. :  macrophage; especially :  a nonmotile macrophage of extravascular tissues and especially connective tissue

histiocytic

play \ˌhi-stē-ə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of histiocyte

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


First Known Use: 1924


Medical Dictionary

histiocyte

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noun his·tio·cyte \ˈhis-tē-ə-ˌsīt\

Medical Definition of histiocyte

  1. :  macrophage; especially :  a nonmotile macrophage of extravascular tissues and especially connective tissue


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