wandering cell


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a·me·boid cell

a cell such as a leukocyte, having ameboid movements, with a power of locomotion. Synonym(s): wandering cell
Synonym(s): migratory cell

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.

wandering cell

A rarely used term for a cell (such as a macrophage) that moves like an ameba.
See also: cell

wandering cell

any cell such as an amoebocyte or macrophage, that actively moves about during the life of an organism.
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Rounding off, formation of ameboid pseudopodia and transformation into wandering cells could never be detected.
HISTIOCYTES OR RESTING WANDERING CELLS (CLASMATOCYTES)
Lymphoid, nongranulated wandering cells (with round compact, nonpolymorphous nucleus), polyblasts or mononuclear exudate cells, are now also numerous in the inflamed tissue, and their number continues to increase (Figs.