mast cell

noun \ ˈmast- \
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

Definition of mast cell

: a granulocyte that occurs especially in connective tissue and has basophilic granules containing substances (such as histamine and heparin) which mediate allergic reactions

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Origin and Etymology of mast cell

partial translation of German Mastzelle, from Mast food, mast (from Old High German) + Zelle cell


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mast cell

noun \ ˈmast- \

medical Definition of mast cell

: a granulocyte that occurs especially in connective tissue and has basophilic granules containing substances (as histamine and heparin) which mediate allergic reactions

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