athrocyte


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athrocyte

(ˈæθrəˌsaɪt)
n
a cell that is able to receive and store matter

ath•ro•cyte

(ˈæθ rəˌsaɪt)

n.
a cell that ingests foreign particles and retains them in suspension in the cytoplasm.
[1935–40; < Greek (h)athró(os) collected + -cyte]
ath`ro•cy•to′sis, n.