clasmatocyte

clas·mat·o·cyte

(klaz-mat'ō-sīt),
Obsolete term for macrophage.
[G. klasma, a fragment, + kytos, a hollow (cell)]

clasmatocyte

see HISTOCYTE.

clasmatocyte

monocytic leukocytes other than lymphocytes, monocytes and macrophages in synovial fluid.
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25) The one type of cell seen best in animals intravitally stained with lithium carmine or trypan blue is the common histiocytes or clasmatocyte (Figs.
According to Herzog and Marchand,(11) the so-called adventitial clasmatocytes (histiocytes) are the most important elements.
Dutra (1948) noted that in some cases, clasmatocytes (macrophages) could be seen surrounding fibrinoid material in alveoli, and these cells were sometimes fused to form multinucleated giant cells; others also noted occasional giant cells (Freiman and Hardy 1970).