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 wandering cells are neural crest cells, which appear early in development in vertebrate embryos.
Seyfried also proposes an uncommon theory of metastasis, in which wandering cells do not just break away from the primary tumor but are themselves either transformed macrophages or at least fusion cells made up of cancer cells and macrophages.