mastocyte

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mastocyte mas·to·cyte (mās'tə-sīt')
n.
See mast cell.

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mastocyte

noun
a large connective tissue cell that contains histamine and heparin and serotonin which are released in allergic reactions or in response to injury or inflammation [syn: mast cell
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