-cyte


Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.

-cyte

suff.
Cell: leukocyte.

[New Latin -cyta, from Greek kutos, hollow vessel; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

-cyte

n combining form
(Biology) indicating a cell: spermatocyte.
[from New Latin -cyta, from Greek kutos container, body, hollow vessel]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

cyto-

a combining form meaning “cell”: cytoplasm. Compare -cyte.
[< Greek kyto-, comb. form of kýtos container, receptacle, body]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.