labrocyte

SYN: mast cell.

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lab·ro·cyte (labґro-sīt) [Gr. labros greedy + -cyte] mast cell.

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  • mast cell — noun a large connective tissue cell that contains histamine and heparin and serotonin which are released in allergic reactions or in response to injury or inflammation • Syn: ↑mastocyte, ↑labrocyte • Hypernyms: ↑somatic cell, ↑vegetative cell •… …   Useful english dictionary

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