What is the Largest cell in the human body?

Teck teck.teh at cwcom.net
Wed Jan 26 08:06:47 EST 2000

> largest suface area to volume ratio = erythrocyte
> largest volume other than oocyte`s and neurons would be skeletal muscle
> cells

I know of melanophores (pigmented cells found in lower vertebrates such as
fish and amphibians, etc) can be as large as 200 microns in average
diameter, in culture. If skeletal muscle cell in culture, what size
(diameter) would it reach?

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