wandering cell


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wandering \Wan"der*ing\,
   a. & n. from Wander, v.
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   Wandering albatross (Zool.), the great white albatross. See
      Illust. of Albatross.

   Wandering cell (Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses
      the power of spontaneous movement, as one of the white
      corpuscles of the blood.

   Wandering Jew (Bot.), any one of several creeping species
      of Tradescantia, which have alternate, pointed leaves,
      and a soft, herbaceous stem which roots freely at the
      joints. They are commonly cultivated in hanging baskets,
      window boxes, etc.

   Wandering kidney (Med.), a morbid condition in which one
      kidney, or, rarely, both kidneys, can be moved in certain
      directions; -- called also floating kidney, {movable
      kidney}.

   Wandering liver (Med.), a morbid condition of the liver,
      similar to wandering kidney.

   Wandering mouse (Zool.), the whitefooted, or deer, mouse.
      See Illust. of Mouse.

   Wandering spider (Zool.), any one of a tribe of spiders
      that wander about in search of their prey.
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