histiocytic etymology

English word histiocytic comes from English -ic, English histiocyte

Detailed word origin of histiocytic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
histiocyte English (eng) (biology) a macrophage, derived from bone marrow, found in connective tissue.
histiocytic English (eng) Pertaining to connective tissue containing large white blood cells.

Words with the same origin as histiocytic

Descendants of -ic
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Descendants of histiocyte
histiocytoid histiocytoma histiocytosis lymphohistiocytosis sea-blue histiocytosis