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mononuclear phagocyte system

mononuclear phagocyte system in Medicine

mononuclear phagocyte system n.

Abbr. MPS A widely distributed collection of both free and fixed macrophages derived from bone marrow precursor cells by way of monocytes; their substantial phagocytic activity is mediated by immunoglobulin and by the serum complement system.

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