a migratory, ameboid cell found in many invertebrates that functions in excretion, assimilation, etc.

amebocyte a·me·bo·cyte or a·moe·bo·cyte (ə-mē’bə-sīt’)

An ameboid cell, such as a white blood cell.

A blood cell in an in vitro tissue culture.


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