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also a·me·bo·cyte  (ə-mē′bə-sīt′)
A cell that has amoeboid form or motion.


(əˈmiːbəˌsaɪt) or


(Biology) any cell having properties similar to an amoeba, such as shape, mobility, and ability to engulf particles


(əˈmi bəˌsaɪt)

a cell that has properties resembling those of an ameba.
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Immunocytes Hyaline amoebocyte (3%) As with all other amoebocytes, this small (6-9-[micro]m) cell has an irregular shape, typically displaying a large variety of pseudopodia.
3]) by the Limulus amoebocyte lysate assay; thus, silk workers were considered to be exposed to negligible amounts of endotoxin at work.
Detection of ocular infections: Clinical Application of the Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate Test.
The absence of detectable levels of endotoxin in the final solution was verified by a Limulus amoebocyte lysate assay, following the purification process [26].
The traditional methods for pyrogen detection either require animal sacrifice for the Rabbit Pyrogen Test (RPT), or are limited to the detection of endotoxin LPS from the cell walls of gram-negative bacteria (for example in the Limulus Amoebocyte Lysat [LAL] test).
The assay consists of a colorless substrate and a proenzyme extracted from amoebocyte cells in the blood of horseshoe crabs.
2008), the concentration of cell-free LPS in the rumen fluid supernatant was determined by the Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL) assay (Xiamen Houshiji, Ltd.
Detection of pyrogens adsorbed to intraocular lenses: evaluation of limulus amoebocyte lysate and in vitro pyrogen tests.
The endotoxin level in each recombinant protein was measured using a Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL) assay and was below 50 IU/mg (Cambrex, East Rutherford, NJ).
Horseshoe crabs' blue blood contains the clotting factor LAL (limulus amoebocyte lysate), which clots when toxins are encountered.