Definition of histiocyte in English:

histiocyte

Line breaks: his¦tio|cyte
Pronunciation: /ˈhɪstɪə(ʊ)sʌɪt
 
/

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.

Definition of histiocyte in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day neoteny
Pronunciation: nēˈätn-ē
noun
retention of juvenile features in the adult animal