spon·​gi·​o·​cyte ˈspən-jē-ō-ˌsīt How to pronounce spongiocyte (audio) ˈspän- How to pronounce spongiocyte (audio)
: any of the cells of the adrenal cortex that have a spongy appearance due to lipid vacuoles the contents of which have been dissolved out in the process of cytological or histological preparation

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“Spongiocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/spongiocyte. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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