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- n. Plural form of haematocyte.
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Primitive chordates such as the sea squirt have no clotting system; they plug up any wounds with mobile blood cells called haematocytes.
Sea Squirts have no coagulation system, but plug holes with haematocytes.
Neutrophils, which are a type of white blood cell and part of the mammalian immune system, and haematocytes, which are cells that carry out a similar function in insects, react in the same way to infecting microbes.