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athrocyte

[ath-ruh-sahyt] /ˈæθ rəˌsaɪt/
noun, Cell Biology
1.
a cell that ingests foreign particles and retains them in suspension in the cytoplasm.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < Greek (h)athró(os) gathered together + -cyte
Related forms
athrocytosis, noun
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