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a cell that transfers nutrients to an oocyte via a cytoplasmic bridge. Compare Sertoli cell.
A macrophage of erythroblastic islands in the bone marrow, which is involved in erythrophagocytosis, iron storage and transfer.
A histiocyte or other phagocyte that serves as a nursery for the bradyzoites of Toxoplasma gondii, which may affect immune-compromised patients or infants.
A skeletal muscle cell that the larvae of Trichinella spiralis modify to create an intracellular environment suitable for their own survival and later encystation.