oenocytes n.pl. [Gr. oinos, wine; kytos, container] (ARTHRO: Insecta) Large cells in a group on either side of each abdominal segment, between the bases of the epidermal cells and basement membrane, or form clusters in the body cavity or dispersed and embedded in the body fat; in immatures, associated with molting, and maybe production of lipids in cuticle or synthesis of ecdysone.
oenocytoid n. [Gr. oinos, wine; kytos, container; eidos, form] (ARTHRO: Insecta) Round or oval cells, with darkly staining nucleus and clear, uniform, weakly acidophil cytoplasm.
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