cyanocyte

cyanocyte
n. [Gr. kyaneos, dark-blue; kytos, container]
A hemocyte that breaks down and releases hemocyanin into the hemolymph; see cyanoblast.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • cyanoblast — n. [Gr. kyaneos, dark blue; blastos, bud] The immature stage of a cyanocyte (hemocyte) that contains polyribosomes, cisternae often filled with dense granular material, small Golgi apparatus and mitochondria; reported to be typical of an active… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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