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a cell such as a leukocyte, having ameboid movements, with a power of locomotion. Synonym(s): wandering cell
ameboid cell (1) A nonspecific term for any cell capable of intrinsic motility—e.g., leukocytes or macrophages.
(2) Protoplasmic astrocyte.
ame·boid cell (ă-mē'boyd sel)
A cell such as a leukocyte, having ameboid movements, with a power of locomotion.
Synonym(s): wandering cell
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7) One theory holds that migratory cells
enter all organs from the circulatory and lymphatic systems at the same rate, but that they undergo tumorigenesis only in those organs that have the appropriate growth factors.
These cells then send chemical signals through the blood to recruit more of the migratory cells
, which continue to enter the sphere.
This leads to frequent collisions and needs to be accounted for when modelling the behaviour of populations of migratory cells
," they added.