Definition of histiocyte in English:

histiocyte

noun

Physiology
  • A stationary phagocytic cell present in connective tissue.

    • ‘Occasional plasma cells, histiocytes, and eosinophils were also present.’
    • ‘Small aggregates of lymphocytes, plasma cells, and histiocytes were dispersed within the tumor.’
    • ‘Multinucleated giant cells and single epithelioid histiocytes were often present in association with granulomas.’
    • ‘Among nonneoplastic cells, only hepatocytes and rare plasma cells and histiocytes show cytoplasmic positivity.’
    • ‘Small clusters of lymphocytes and histiocytes were present throughout the tumor.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from Greek histion (diminutive of histos tissue, web) + -cyte.

Pronunciation

histiocyte

/ˈhɪstɪə(ʊ)sʌɪt/