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spongiocyte

Pronunciation: spun'je-o-sit'

Definition:

  1. A neuroglial cell.
  2. A cell in the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex containing numerous droplets of lipid material that, after staining with hematoxylin and eosin, show pronounced vacuolization.

[spongio- + G. kytos, cell]

See Also: fasciculata cell

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