Definition of Amoebocyte

1. Noun. Any cell that has the form or motion of an amoeba. ¹



2. Noun. A leukocyte, especially in an in vitro culture. ¹

3. Noun. (alternative form of amoebocyte) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Amoebocyte

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Medical Definition of Amoebocyte

1. Phagocytic cell found circulating in the body cavity of coelomates (particularly annelids and molluscs) or crawling through the interstitial tissues of sponges. A fairly noncommittal classification. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (22 Feb 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amoebocyte

amoebiases
amoebiasis
amoebiasis cutis
amoebic
amoebic abscess
amoebic colitis
amoebic dysentery
amoebic granuloma
amoebicidal
amoebicide
amoebida
amoebiform
amoebiosis
amoebism
amoebocyte (current term)
amoebocytes
amoeboid
amoeboid movement
amoeboids
amoebous
amoebozoan
amoebozoans
amok
amoks
amole
amoles
amomum
amomums

Literary usage of Amoebocyte

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1. Immunity in Infective Diseases by Elie Metchnikoff (1907)
""I happened on one occasion," he writes, "to observe an amoebocyte of the spleen of the frog which in a short time ingested three ..."

2. Morphology of Invertebrate Types by Alexander Ivanovitch Petrunkevitch (1916)
"In the case of the egg it is a considerably grown and rounded up amoebocyte. In the case of the sperm an amoebocyte is first transformed into a so-called ..."

3. A Textbook in General Zoology by Henry Richardson Linville, Henry Augustus Kelly (1906)
"120, t), which join the Polian vesicles are thought to have the function of producing amoebocyte-cells, described on page 207. The cells on escaping into ..."

4. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1900)
"... geotropism, and heliotropism, not to consciousness ; LOEB (152 A). vii. Miscellanea and Experimental Physiology :—amoebocyte Stichopus ; BORDAS (43). ..."

5. Children's Environmental Health Research: Indoor Mold and Children's Health edited by Allen Dearry, Gwen Collman (2000)
"... water extracts were submitted to a Limulus amoebocyte lysate assay using a chro- mogenic test kit (Associates of Cape Cod, Woods Hole, MA) (13,14) in a ..."

6. Вестник зоологии. Отдельний выпуск by НАН Украины, Instytut zoolohiï (Akademii︠a︡ nauk Ukraïnsʹkoï RSR), Instytut zoolohiï im. I.I. Shmalʹhauzena (1899)
"Miscellanea and Experimental Physiology :—amoebocyte formation in parietal lacunae of respiratory trees of Holothuria and ..."

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