alveolar macrophage

n.

A vigorously phagocytic macrophage on the epithelial surface of lung alveoli that ingests carbon and other inhaled particulate matter.coniophage dust cell

Nearby words

  1. alveolar dead space,
  2. alveolar duct,
  3. alveolar gas,
  4. alveolar gingiva,
  5. alveolar gland,
  6. alveolar point,
  7. alveolar process,
  8. alveolar ridge,
  9. alveolar sac,
  10. alveolar soft part sarcoma


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