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|Noun||1.||vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";|
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
skin cell - any of the cells making up the skin
epithelial cell - one of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium
neoplastic cell - a cell that is part of tumor
bone cell - a cell that is part of a bone
blood cell, blood corpuscle, corpuscle - either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets
visual cell - one of the cells of the retina that is sensitive to light
muscle cell, muscle fiber, muscle fibre - an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body
Schwann cell - any cell that covers the nerve fibers in the peripheral nervous system and forms the myelin sheath
hybridoma - a hybrid cell resulting from the fusion of a lymphocyte and a tumor cell; used to culture a specific monoclonal antibody
labrocyte, mast cell, mastocyte - a large connective tissue cell that contains histamine and heparin and serotonin which are released in allergic reactions or in response to injury or inflammation
stem cell - an undifferentiated cell whose daughter cells may differentiate into other cell types (such as blood cells)
target cell - any cell that has a specific receptor for an antigen or antibody or hormone or drug, or is the focus of contact by a virus or phagocyte or nerve fiber etc.