Definition of haemocyte in English:


Line breaks: haemo|cyte
Pronunciation: /ˈhiːmə(ʊ)sʌɪt
(US hemocyte)


  • A cell of the haemolymph of various invertebrates, especially arthropods.
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    • 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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