Myocyte
A muscle cell. Myo- is a prefix that indicates a relationship to muscle while -cyte is a combining form that indicates a cell, so a myocyte is literally a muscle cell. For example, a Y chromosome was detected in about 10% of the myocytes.
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A muscle cell. [myo- + G. kytos, cell]
- Anitschkow m. SYN: cardiac histiocyte.

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myo·cyte 'mī-ə-.sīt n a contractile cell specif a muscle cell

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n.
a muscle cell.

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myo·cyte (miґo-sīt) [myo- + -cyte] muscle cell.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • myocyte — /muy euh suyt /, n. a contractile cell, esp. an elongated cell in sponges that forms a sphincter around body openings. [1885 90; MYO + CYTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • myocyte — noun a single muscle fiber cell …   Wiktionary

  • myocyte — n. cell of the muscular tissue (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • myocyte — my·o·cyte …   English syllables

  • myocyte — n. a muscle cell …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • myocyte — ˈmīəˌsīt noun ( s) Etymology: my + cyte : a contractile cell; specifically : a muscle cell * * * /muy euh suyt /, n. a contractile cell, esp. an elongated cell in sponges that forms a sphincter around body openings. [1885 90; MYO + CYTE] …   Useful english dictionary

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