Hepatocyte definition

hĕpə-tə-sīt, hĭ-pătə-
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A parenchymal cell of the liver.
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A parenchymal cell of the liver.
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Any of the cells in the liver responsible for the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate and lipid and for detoxification.
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Noun

Singular:
hepatocyte
Plural:
hepatocytes

Origin of hepatocyte

  • hepato- +"Ž -cyte.

    From Wiktionary