Definition of histiocyte in English:

histiocyte

Syllabification: his·ti·o·cyte
Pronunciation: /ˈhistēəˌsīt
 
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noun

Physiology
  • A stationary phagocytic cell present in connective tissue.
    More example sentences
    • Occasional plasma cells, histiocytes, and eosinophils were also present.
    • Multinucleated giant cells and single epithelioid histiocytes were often present in association with granulomas.
    • Among nonneoplastic cells, only hepatocytes and rare plasma cells and histiocytes show cytoplasmic positivity.

Origin

early 20th century: from Greek histion (diminutive of histos 'tissue, web') + -cyte.

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