Branched, contractile cells with slender processes that embrace the external wall of vessels in amphibia – frogs and salamanders – but not in mammals.
- C. M. B. Rouget:
Sur la contractilité capillaires sanguins.
Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, 1879, 88: 916-918.
English translation in: David Keilin (1887-1963): The history of cell respiration and cytochrome, edited by Loan Keilin. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press,1966.
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