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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a class of independent, isolated cells found in the mesoderm, while the germ layers are undergoing differentiation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the free amÅ“biform cells of the mesoderm or middle germ-layer of the embryo; also, a leucocyte or wandering cell of the adult.

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