a contractile cell, especially an elongated cell in sponges that forms a sphincter around body openings.

1885–90; myo- + -cyte Unabridged
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myocyte my·o·cyte (mī'ə-sīt')
A muscle cell.

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These myocyte-free patches also integrated into the local tissue and thickened the scar that's left after an infarction.
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