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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
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

wandering cell

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

any cell such as an amoebocyte or macrophage, that actively moves about during the life of an organism.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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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.