ath·​ro·​cy·​to·​sis ˌath-rə-sī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce athrocytosis (audio)
plural athrocytoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce athrocytosis (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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