-cyte


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-cyte

suff.
Cell: leukocyte.

[New Latin -cyta, from Greek kutos, hollow vessel; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]

-cyte

n combining form
(Biology) indicating a cell: spermatocyte.
[from New Latin -cyta, from Greek kutos container, body, hollow vessel]

cyto-

a combining form meaning “cell”: cytoplasm. Compare -cyte.
[< Greek kyto-, comb. form of kýtos container, receptacle, body]