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Definitions and Synonyms of mastocyte | Another word for mastocyte | What is mastocyte?

Definition 1: a large connective tissue cell that contains histamine and heparin and serotonin which are released in allergic reactions or in response to injury or inflammation - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for mastocyte in the sense of this definition

(mastocyte is a kind of ...) any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes

"somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells"

(... is part of mastocyte) tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments

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