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hemocyte

Syllabification: he·mo·cyte
Pronunciation: /ˈhēməˌsīt
 
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Definition of hemocyte in English:

noun

A blood cell, especially in an invertebrate.
Example sentences
  • Circulating blood cells known as hemocytes represent the main cellular component of the molluscan immune system.
  • The corresponding larval phenotypes include hypertrophied hematopoietic organs, increased numbers of circulating hemocytes, and abnormal differentiation of lamellocytes that represent up to 50% of the cells.
  • By studying shrimp at different times during the 5 day molt cycle, we observed the cyclic increase of tyrosine within the hemocytes with a maximum during days 1 and 5, when quinones are necessary for tanning the exoskeleton.

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