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labrocytes

labrocytes is a plural form of labrocyte

labrocyte

Definition:

a large connective tissue cell that contains histamine, heparin, and serotonin which are released in allergic reactions or in response to injury or inflammation

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Plural:

labrocytes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

mast cell | mastocyte

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Mast cell

a resident cell of several types of tissues and contains many granules rich in histamine and heparin. Although best known for their role in allergy and anaphylaxis, mast cells play an important protective role as well, being intimately involved in... (40 of 1842 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Mast cell

Britannica Encyclopedia:

mast cell [biology]

tissue cell of the immune system of vertebrate animals. Mast cells mediate inflammatory responses such as hypersensitivity and allergic reactions. ... (20 of 141 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/368641​/mast-cell

Collins Dictionary:

mast cell

a type of granular basophil cell in connective tissue that releases heparin, histamine, and serotonin during inflammation and allergic reactions (20 of 192 words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mast-cell

American Heritage Dictionary:

mast cell

A cell found in connective tissue that contains numerous basophilic granules and releases substances such as heparin and histamine in response to ... (22 of 63 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mast-cell

Merriam-Webster:

mast cell

a granulocyte that occurs especially in connective tissue and has basophilic granules containing substances (as histamine and heparin) which mediate ... (20 of 52 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/mast cell

Oxford Dictionary:

mast cell

a cell filled with basophil granules, found in numbers in connective tissue and releasing histamine and other substances during inflammatory and ... (21 of 52 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mast-cell

New World Dictionary:

mast cell

a cell containing large, basophilic granules, found in connective and other body tissues (13 of 33 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mast-cell

Random House Dictionary:

mast cell [biology]

a large granular cell, common in connective tissue, that produces heparin, histamine, and serotonin. (14 of 17 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/mast-cell

Wiktionary:

mast cell | mast cells [plural] | mastocyte [synonym] | mastocytes [plural]

A resident cell of connective tissue that contains many granules rich in histamine and heparin. (15 of 16 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mast cell

Columbia Encyclopedia:

connective tissue | adipose tissue | connective tissues

supportive tissue widely distributed in the body, characterized by large amounts of intercellular substance and relatively few cells. The ... (19 of 255 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0813255​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

connective tissue [uncountable, medical]

the parts of your body that connect or support organs and other parts of your body (16 of 43 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/connective-tissue

Cambridge Dictionary:

connective tissue [specialized]

the strong stretchy material that acts as a support around the organs in the body and is also found in the joints (places where two bones are ... (27 of 37 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/connective-tissue

Encarta Dictionary:

mast cell | mast cells [plural]

a large cell in connective tissue consisting of granules that release histamine and heparin during allergic reactions (17 of 34 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861693421​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

labrocyte

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "labrocyte"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "labrocyte"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/labrocyte

mastocyte

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "mastocyte"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "mastocyte"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/mastocyte

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