- pertaining to, resembling, or involving cells of the reticuloendothelial system.
- of a cell, having both reticular and endothelial characteristics.
Origin of reticuloendothelial
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- physiol denoting or relating to a bodily system that consists of all the cells able to ingest bacteria, colloidal particles, etc, with the exception of the leucocytes; it includes the lymphatic system and the spleenSee also macrophage
Word Origin for reticuloendothelial
C20: from reticulum + endothelial
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- Of, relating to, or being the widely diffused bodily system constituting all phagocytic cells except certain white blood cells.
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