Wandering cell


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(Physiol.) an animal cell which possesses the power of spontaneous movement, as one of the white corpuscles of the blood.

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In particular, the origin of the so-called phagocytic mononuclear ameboid wandering cell had not been definitively determined.
The sponge body is composed of three types of tissue: outer epithelium (exopinacoderm and basopinacoderm), inner epithelium (endopinacoderm and choanoderm), and mesohyl (wandering cells, skeleton elements, symbiotic bacteria, and extracellular matrix occupying space between epithelia).
The wandering cells are neural crest cells, which appear early in development in vertebrate embryos.