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dendritic cell

noun
  1. a branching cell of the lymph nodes, blood, and spleen that functions as a network trapping foreign protein.
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dendritic cell in Medicine

dendritic cell

n.
  1. A cell that has branching processes.
  2. Any of the cells in the neural crest of the embryonic ectoderm having extensive processes and developing early as producers of melanin.///A highly specialized white blood cell found in the skin, mucosa, and lymphoid tissues that initiates a primary immune response by activating lymphocytes and secreting cytokines.
  3. follicular dendritic cell
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dendritic cell in Science

dendritic cell

[dĕn-drĭtĭk]
  1. A highly specialized white blood cell found in the skin, mucosa, and lymphoid tissues that initiates a primary immune response by activating lymphocytes and secreting cytokines.
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