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MASTOCYTE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does mastocyte mean? 

MASTOCYTE (noun)
  The noun MASTOCYTE has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: MASTOCYTE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MASTOCYTE (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

labrocyte; mast cell; mastocyte

Hypernyms ("mastocyte" is a kind of...):

somatic cell; vegetative cell (any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes)

Holonyms ("mastocyte" is a part of...):

connective tissue (tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments)


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