Definition of Hemocyte

1. Noun. a component of a blood cell, especially of an invertebrate ¹



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Definition of Hemocyte

1. a blood cell [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hemocyte

1. Blood cell, associated with a haemocoel, particularly those of insects and crustacea. Despite the name they are more leucocyte like, being phagocytic and involved in defence and clotting of haemolymph and not involved in transport of oxygen. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hemocyte

hemming
hemming-stitch
hemming and hawing
hemming filter
hemming in
hemo-
hemochromatoses
hemochromatosis
hemochrome
hemochromes
hemocoel
hemocoels
hemocompatibility
hemocyanin
hemocyanins
hemocyte (current term)
hemocytes
hemocytometer
hemocytometers
hemoderivative
hemoderivatives
hemodiafiltration
hemodialyses
hemodialysis
hemodialyzer
hemodialyzers
hemodilution
hemodilutions
hemodonation
hemodynamic

Literary usage of Hemocyte

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1. Design, Operation and Training Manual for an Intensive Culture Shrimp Hatchery by Granvil D. Treece, Joe M. Fox (1999)
"Studies of these lesions by a TEM test have shown that despite the intensity of host response, a large percentage of hemocyte-encapsulated F. solani hyphae ..."

2. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Immunotoxicology of cadmium for the Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica): effects on hemocyte luminescence. J Shellfish Res 11:31-35 (1992). 258. ..."

3. Practitioner's medical dictionary by George Milbry Gould (1910)
"2. A hypothetic substance by the decomposition of hemoglobin acids or alkalis in the absence of oxygen. hemocyte (hem'-o-sil). A blood-corpuscle. ..."

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