noun Zoology.
a migratory, ameboid cell found in many invertebrates that functions in excretion, assimilation, etc.
Also, amoebocyte.

ameb(a) + -o- + -cyte Unabridged
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amoebocyte or (US) amebocyte (əˈmiːbəˌsaɪt)
any cell having properties similar to an amoeba, such as shape, mobility, and ability to engulf particles
amebocyte or (US) amebocyte

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amebocyte a·me·bo·cyte or a·moe·bo·cyte (ə-mē'bə-sīt')

  1. An ameboid cell, such as a white blood cell.

  2. A blood cell in an in vitro tissue culture.

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