-cyte

-cyte
Suffix meaning cell. [G. kytos, a hollow (cell)]

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suffix denoting
a cell. Examples: chondrocyte (cartilage cell); osteocyte (bone cell).

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[Gr. kytos hollow vessel] a word termination denoting a cell, the type of which is designated by the root to which it is affixed, as elliptocyte, erythrocyte, leukocyte.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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