Mast-cell Definition

măst
noun
A cell containing large, basophilic granules, found in connective and other bodily tissues.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
labrocytemastocyte
adjective
Attributive form of mast cell, noun.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Mast-cell

Noun

Singular:
mast-cell
Plural:
mast-cells

Origin of Mast-cell

  • Partial translation of German Mastzelle well-fed cell (from an early view that the granules were from phagocytosis) Mast food, mast (from Middle High German) (from Old High German) Zelle cell

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Mastzelle f, "feeding cell," coined in 1878 by immunologist Paul Ehrlich.

    From Wiktionary

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