necrocyte etymology

English word necrocyte comes from English -cyte, English necro- (Forming compound words related to death or dead tissue.)

Detailed word origin of necrocyte

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-cyte English (eng) Used to form cell names and classifications for mature cells.
necro- English (eng) Forming compound words related to death or dead tissue.
necrocyte English (eng) (anatomy, very rare) A single dead cell, either part of a protective dead cell layer, or a component of an unwanted condition.

Words with the same origin as necrocyte

Descendants of -cyte
adipocyte cholangiocytic chondrocyte coelomocyte corneocyte degmacyte dendrocyte enterocytic ependymocyte gonocyte hemocyte hepatocyte histiocytic histocyte lactocyte lipocyte lymphocyte lymphocytic macrocyte pinacocyte plasmacyte solenocyte tenocyte trophocyte
Descendants of necro-
necrochemical necrocracy necrocytosis necrogenic necrogenous necrohormone necroinflammation necroinflammatory necrolatry necrologist necromancer necropants necrophagy necrophile necrophobe necrophore necrophyte necropolitical necropolitics necropost necropsy necrosome necrotroph necrozoophilia