haemocytes


haemocytes
n. blood cell; red blood cell found in invertebrates

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • haemocytes — Blood cells, associated with a haemocoel, particularly those of insects and crustacea. Despite the name they are more leucocyte like, being phagocytic and involved in defence and clotting of haemolymph, and not involved in transport of oxygen …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • haemolymph — Circulating body fluid of invertebrates such as insects that have a haemocoel sinuses and spaces between organs rather than a closed circulatory system. Cells in the haemolymph are usually referred to as haemocytes. Unlike vertebrate blood cells… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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  • Parasitoide — Parasitoïde De manière générale, un parasitoïde est un organisme qui se développe sur ou à l intérieur d un autre organisme dit « hôte », mais qui tue inévitablement ce dernier au cours de ce développement ou à la fin de ce… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Parasitoïde — Un parasitoïde est un organisme qui se développe sur ou à l intérieur d un autre organisme dit « hôte », mais qui tue inévitablement ce dernier au cours de ce développement ou à la fin de ce développement, alors que de nombreux… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • attacins — Antibacterial proteins (20 22 kD) produced by insect haemocytes following bacterial challenge. May be basic or acidic …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • capsule — Bact. Thick gel like material attached to the wall of Gram positive or Gram negative bacteria, giving colonies a smooth appearance. May contribute to pathogenicity by inhibiting phagocytosis. Mostly composed of very hydrophilic acidic… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • EaA cells — Insect cell line derived from haemocytes of the salt marsh caterpillar Estigmene acrea. An alternative line for baculovirus expression. See Sf9 cells …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Rhodnius prolixus — Reduviid blood sucking bug, vector of Trypanosoma cruzi in South America. Much used by insect physiologists because the the transition from one instar to the next is triggered by a blood meal. The blood meal, which may exceed substantially the… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • white blood cells — See leucocytes and specific classes (basophils, coelomocytes, eosinophils, haemocytes, lymphocytes, neutrophils, monocytes) …   Dictionary of molecular biology


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