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spongiocyte

 [spun´je-o-sīt″]
1. a neuroglia cell.
2. one of the cells with spongy vacuolated protoplasm in the adrenal cortex.
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spon·gi·o·cyte

(spŭn'jē-ō-sīt'),
1. A neuroglial cell.
See also: fasciculata cell.
2. A cell in the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex containing numerous droplets of lipid material that, after staining with hematoxylin and eosin, show pronounced vacuolization.
See also: fasciculata cell.
[spongio- + G. kytos, cell]
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spongiocyte

(spŭn′jē-ə-sīt′)
n.
Any of the cells of the neuroglia.
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spon·gi·o·cyte

(spŏn'jē-ō-sīt)
1. A neuroglial cell.
2. A cell in the zona fasciculata of the cortex of the suprarenal gland containing many droplets of lipid material that, after staining with hematoxylin and eosin, show pronounced vacuolization.
[spongio- + G. kytos, cell]
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