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A cellular component of the blood, especially of an invertebrate.
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(ˈhi məˌsaɪt)

a blood cell.
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Hemocyte proliferation with focal thickening of the stroma was present among the digestive glands, the albumin glands and the ovo-testis (Fig.
Hemocyte differentiation in the hematopoietic organs of the silkworm, Bombyx mori: prohemocytes have the function of phagocytosis.
Additionally, during the exposure period chronic effects such as alterations in behavior, physiology and immune system were assessed by the total hemocyte count (THC) of the surviving shrimp.
Incorporating a specially developed hemocyte percolating filter, the tube can drastically reduce the time required for blood drawing and testing from 15-40 minutes to only 2 minutes.
Anderson SR, Patel KM, Roesijadi G (1999) Oyster metallothionein as an oxyradical scavenger: Implications for hemocyte defense responses.
Individual hemolymph samples were either 1) immediately fixed in formaldehyde (2% final concentration) for estimation of hemocyte concentration, or 2) deposited in cytometry tubes to separately measure cell viability, phagocytic capacity and the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS).
2003), and Fisher (2004) proposed a possible role for these heavy metals as antimicrobial agents in oyster hemocyte functioning.
Yu, "Prophenoloxidase binds to the surface of hemocytes and is involved in hemocyte melanization in Manduca sexta" Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, vol.
A calreticulin-like protein from endoparasitoid venom fluid is involved in host hemocyte inactivation.
Relationship between mitochondria-associated fluorescence and hemocyte motility in Gromphadorhina portentosa.
Figure 2b presents a section of a similar region of the cephalopedal mass of a one-week old infected mollusk, with disorganization of the fibrous muscular structure of the foot, reduction of the mucous secretory cells, and many granuloma-like structures composed of hemocyte infiltration, but staining with Gomori's trichrome did revealed no collagen deposition or a small quantity of it in these structures around the larvae.