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 History of this Word

"cyte" is from "kutos" (hollow vessel) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
monocyte
myelocyte
oocyte
thrombocyte

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-cyte" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates a cell. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-cyte illustration Phagocytes move about the body, attach to invading pathogens, engulf them, and kill them.
-cyte illustration Clusters of melanocytes may occur on the skin and are called moles.