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athrocytosis

Pronunciation: ath′rō-sī-tō′sis

Definition: The capacity of cells to absorb and retain electronegative colloids, as shown by macrophages and at the apical surface of proximal convoluted tubule cells of the kidney.

[G. athrō, gathered together, + kytos, cell, + -osis, condition]

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