athrocytosis

noun
ath·ro·cy·to·sis | \ˌath-rə-sī-ˈtō-səs \
plural athrocytoses\-ˌsēz \

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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