macrophage definition

  • noun:
    • Any of the huge phagocytic cells associated with reticuloendothelial system.
    • A white blood cellular that phagocytizes necrotic cell debris and international material, including viruses, germs, and tattoo ink. It presents international antigens on MHC II to lymphocytes. The main innate disease fighting capability.
    • a sizable phagocyte.
    • A very big phagocyte or wandering amÅ“boid cell that devours other cells. Macrophages develop from little lymphocytes and are found in the lymphoid cells of this alimentary canal.
    • a little phagocyte, or wandering leucocyte, which engulfs or devours other cells, micro-organisms, etc.: against macrophage.
    • a large phagocyte; most are fixed also circulate inside system

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