athrocytosis

noun
ath·​ro·​cy·​to·​sis | \ ˌath-rə-sī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce athrocytosis (audio) \
plural athrocytoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce athrocytoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of athrocytosis

: the capacity of some cells (as of the proximal convoluted tubule of the kidney) to pick up foreign material and store it in granular form in the cytoplasm

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“Athrocytosis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/athrocytosis. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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