amebocyte

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amebocyte

[ə′mēb·ə‚sīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
One of the wandering ameboid cells in the tissues and fluids of many invertebrates that function in assimilation and excretion.
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Detection of endotoxin in the plasma of patients with gram-negative bacterial sepsis by the Limulus amoebocyte lysate assay.
The Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL) reagent is widely used for its ability to form a gel in the presence of endotoxin, resulting in a highly sensitive detection method.
It should be noted that horseshoe crab blood is generally treated with proprietary chemical mixtures during LAL production to prevent clotting and to prepare the amoebocyte cells for further processing.
Brown (1975) and Ruddell and Rains (1975) presented evidence that much of the copper and zinc is sequestered in oyster amoebocytes, particularly the basophilic granulocytes.
differentiated lives of the pinacocytes, amoebocytes and
From June to August most oocytes were ripe and during this period few amoebocytes were present providing further evidence of gonads in the process of maturation (Fig.
The yellow-spot disease of Tritonia diomedea Bergh, 1894 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Nudibranchia): encapsulation of the thraustochytriaceous parasite by host amoebocytes.
The yellow spot disease of Tritonia diomedea Bergh, 1894 (Mollusca: Gastropoda; Nudibranchia): encapsulation of the Traustochytreaceous parasite by host amoebocytes.
The granulocytes were abundant and often appeared as either spherical cells (round hemocytes) or amoebocytes (spreading hemocytes) on the smears.
Stage Description No Data Unable to read slide Inactive Gonadal tissue undifferentiated Developing Follicle wall expanded and lumen contains spermatocytes or oocytes Ripe Follicular areas filled with either dense or radiating bands of sperm or ova Early Spawning Central lumen of either male or female follicles beginning to empty Spawning Lumen of follicles more extensively emptied Spent Follicle lumen emptied of ova and spermatids; many amoebocytes and cellular debris often present