thesocyte

thesocyte

[′thes·ə‚sīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
An amebocyte in Porifera containing ergastic cytoplasmic inclusions.
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The thesocytes of gemmules are packed with yolk platelets, and these platelets begin to shrink about 24 h after the initiation of germination in Spongilla lacustris (Simpson, 1984).
Although two cell types, archaeocytes and thesocytes, could be distinguished, most of the sponge was thought to be syncytial.