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noun, plural: pyocytes

A pus corpuscle.


Pyocytes, infectious agents, cell debris, and tissue fluid are the constituents of the pus formed at the site of infection or injury. The pyocytes are the major formed elements in the pus.

Word origin: pyo- » from Greek puo-, from puon, pus + Greek kytos, cell.

Also called: pus cell, pus corpuscle.