histocyte


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his·ti·o·cyte

(his'tē-ō-sīt'),
A tissue macrophage; the class includes hepatic Kupffer cells, alveolar macrophages, giant cells of granulomas, osteoclasts, and dermal Langerhans cells. These cells derive from precursors that normally reside in bone marrow but migrate through the bloodstream to egress into tissues for final differentiation.
Synonym(s): histocyte
[histio- + G. kytos, cell]

histocyte

[his′təsīt]
Etymology: Gk, histion, web, kytos, cell
a macrophage of connective tissue that plays a role in the body's immune system.

his·ti·o·cyte

(his'tē-ō-sīt)
A macrophage present in connective tissue.
Synonym(s): histocyte.
[histio- + G. kytos, cell]

histocyte

or

clasmatocyte

a large phagocyte of irregular shape that occurs in blood, lymph and connective tissue. Histocytes are similar to MONOCYTES but take up stain.
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Nasal endoscopy was done, biopsy was sent for histopathological examination which showed fragments of soft tissue showing several inflammatory cells and large histocytes with foamy cytoplasm without any evidence of infection, consistent with rhinoscleroma.
The bacteria multiplies within the histocytes until they burst, liberating a new generation of bacterium.
Sarcoidosis is a chronic multisystem granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology characterized by the formation of granulomas composed of epithelioid histocytes.
Adhered fibrocollagenous stroma showed chronic inflammation with palisading of epitheloid histocytes and foreign body giant cell reaction-a case of hydatid cyst of peritoneum (Fig.