athrocytosis


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ath·ro·cy·to·sis

(ath'rō-sī-tō'sis),
The capacity of cells to absorb and retain electronegative colloids, as shown by macrophages and at the apical surface of proximal convoluted tubule cells of the kidney.
[G. athrō, gathered together, + kytos, cell, + -osis, condition]