A germ cell found in the ovaries of insects which instead of turning into a reproductive cell, becomes the insect equivalent of a platelet (a blood cell which helps bring about blood clots), called a cystocyte.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.