Definition of Labrocyte

1. Noun. A large connective tissue cell that contains histamine and heparin and serotonin which are released in allergic reactions or in response to injury or inflammation.

Exact synonyms: Mast Cell, Mastocyte
Group relationships: Connective Tissue
Generic synonyms: Somatic Cell, Vegetative Cell



Medical Definition of Labrocyte

1. Resident cell of connective tissue that contains many granules rich in histamine and heparan sulphate. Release of histamine from mast cells is responsible for the immediate reddening of the skin in a weal and flare response. Very similar to basophils and possibly derived from the same stem cells. Two types of mast cells are now recognised, those from connective tissue and a distinct set of mucosal mast cells, the activities of the latter are T-cell dependent. (05 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Labrocyte

laboursome
labra
labrador
labradorite
labradorites
labradors
labral
labrale inferius
labrale superius
labret
labretifery
labrets
labrid
labrids
labrish
labrocyte (current term)
labroid
labroids
labrose
labrum
labrum acetabulare
labrum articulare
labrum glenoidale
labrums
labrus
labrusca
labryinth
labrys
labryses
labs

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