lophocyte

lophocyte

[′läf·ə‚sīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A specialized cell of uncertain function beneath the dermal membrane of certain Demospongiae which bears a process terminating in a tuft of fibrils.
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In the mesohyl, there are many types of ameboid cells, some of which have been implicated in the secretion of skelet al elements, including collencytes, lophocytes, and spongocytes; however, in C.