Definition of siderocyte in English:

siderocyte

noun

Medicine
  • Originally: a cytoplasmic body containing haemosiderin or other form of iron (now rare); a phagocytic cell containing such bodies (now rare). In later use: a red blood cell (erythrocyte) in which iron (in a form other than haemoglobin) can be demonstrated by special staining techniques.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From sidero- + -cyte, after German Siderozyt.

Pronunciation

siderocyte

/ˈsɪdərəsʌɪt/