mast cell definition

  • noun:
    • A cell present connective tissue which contains many basophilic granules and releases substances like heparin and histamine as a result to injury or irritation of physical tissues.
    • A resident cell of connective muscle which contains numerous granules abundant with histamine and heparin.
    • a large connective tissue mobile which contains histamine and heparin and serotonin which are circulated in allergy symptoms or perhaps in response to injury or infection

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