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histiocyte

/ˈhɪstɪəˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
(physiol) a macrophage that occurs in connective tissue
Derived Forms
histiocytic (ˌhɪstɪəˈsɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C20: alteration of German histiozyt, from Greek histion a little web, from histos web + -cyte
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histiocyte in Medicine

histiocyte his·ti·o·cyte (hĭs'tē-ə-sīt')
n.
A relatively inactive, immobile macrophage found in normal connective tissue. Also called fixed macrophage, histocyte.


his'ti·o·cyt'ic (-sĭt'ĭk) adj.
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