dendritic cell


noun

a branching cell of the lymph nodes, blood, and spleen that functions as a network trapping foreign protein.

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Medical definitions for dendritic cell

dendritic cell

n.

A cell that has branching processes.
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.
follicular dendritic cell
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Scientific definitions for dendritic cell

dendritic cell
[ dĕn-drĭtĭk ]

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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