-cyte: A suffix denoting a cell. Derived from the Greek "kytos" meaning "hollow, as a cell or container." From the same root come the prefix "cyto-" and the combining form "-cyto" which similarly denote a cell.
Cyto-, -cyto- and -cyte enter into many words and terms used in medicine, including adipocyte, agranulocytosis, cytogenetics, cytokine, cytomegalovirus, cytometry, cytoplasm, cytotoxic, elliptocytosis erythrocyte, granulocyte, histiocyte, leukocyte, lymphocyte, lymphocytosis, macrocyte, megakaryocyte, melanocyte, monocyte, oocyte, pancytopenia, phagocyte, spherocytosis, thrombocyte, and thrombocytopenia.
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variant of cyto- as final element in a compound word: leucocyte.
used to form cell names and classifications for mature cells Â· Contents: used to form cell names and classifications for mature cells
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