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