macrophage

Relatively long-lived phagocytic cell of mammalian tissues, derived from blood monocyte. Macrophages from different sites have distinctly different properties. Main types are peritoneal and alveolar macrophages, tissue macrophages (histiocytes), Kuppfer cells of the liver, and osteoclasts. In response to foreign materials may become stimulated or activated. Macrophages play an important role in killing of some bacteria, protozoa, and tumour cells, release substances that stimulate other cells of the immune system, and are involved in antigen presentation. May further differentiate within chronic inflammatory lesions to epithelioid cells or may fuse to form foreign body giant cells or Langhans' giant cells. ...

Macrophage

A large phagocytic cell found in connective tissues, especially in areas of inflammation; includes wandering cells in the blood and lymph and histocytes in the reticuloendothelial system.

Macrophage

Macrophages (big eaters, from makros `large` + phagein `eat`; abbr. MΦ), are a type of white blood cell that engulf and digest cellular debris, foreign substances, microbes, and cancer cells in a process called phagocytosis. Macrophages were first discovered by Élie Metchnikoff, a Russian bacteriologist, in 1884. They are found in essentiall...
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macrophage

(mak;ruo-faj) A wandering phagocytic cell.
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macrophage

(mak´ro-fāj″) any of the large, mononuclear, highly phagocytic cells derived from monocytes, occurring in the walls of blood vessels (adventitial cells) and in loose connective tissue (histiocytes, phagocytic reticular cells). They are components of the reticuloendothelial system. Macrophages have their origi...
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macrophage

noun a large phagocyte; some are fixed and other circulate in the blood stream
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Macrophage

[ecology] The terms `macrophage` and `microphage` are used in ecology to describe heterotrophs that consume food in two different ways. Both macrophages and microphages `ingest solid food and may process it through some sort of alimentary canal.` However, a macrophage `handles food items singly, while a microphage handles food items in bulk...
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macrophage

a large immune system cell in the tissues that devours invading pathogens and other intruders. Macrophages stimulate other immune cells by presenting them with small pieces of the invaders. Macrophages also can harbor large quantities of HIV without being killed, acting as reservoirs of the virus.
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Macrophage

A large phagocyte found in many organs and tissues which moves between cells and use the scavenger properties to collect and remove foreign bodies.
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Macrophage

A large phagocytic cell of the mononuclear series found within tissues. Properties include phagocytosis, and antigen presentation to T cells.
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macrophage

a large scavenger white blood cell that ingests and processes foreign invaders and cellular debris. Specialized macrophages protect the skin, lungs (alveolar macrophages), brain (microglia), liver (Kupffer cells), and other tissues.
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macrophage

A specialized white blood cell of central importance to the body; it ingests cellular debris and foreign material, destroys ingested microorganisms, processes ingested antigens as an initial step in the induction of a specific immune response, and synthesizes a number of important enzymes, coagulation factors, and messenger molecules; also referre....
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macrophage

A type of white blood cell that surrounds and kills microorganisms, removes dead cells, and stimulates the action of other immune system cells.
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Macrophage

A type of white blood cell that surrounds and kills microorganisms, removes dead cells, and stimulates the action of other immune system cells.
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macrophage

Large (10-20 µm diameter) amoeboid and phagocytic cell found in many tissues, especially in areas of inflammation, derived from blood monocytes and playing an important role in host defense mechanisms.
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Macrophage

Macrophage: A type of white blood that ingests (takes in) foreign material. Macrophages are key players in the immune response to foreign invaders such as infectious microorganisms. Blood monocytes migrate into the tissues of the body and there differentiate (evolve) into macrophages. Macrophages help destroy bacteria, protozoa, and tumor cells. Th...
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macrophage

macrophagous, macrophage, macrophagic, macrophagy Feeding on relatively large food particles or prey.
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macrophage

Relatively long lived phagocytic cell of mammalian tissues, derived from blood monocyte. Macrophages from different sites have distinctly different properties. Main types are peritoneal and alveolar macrophages, tissue macrophages (histiocytes), Kupffer cells of the liver and osteoclasts. In response to foreign materials may become stimulated or ac...
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Macrophage

This is a mature form of what is released from the marrow as a monocyte.
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macrophage

Type of white blood cell, or leucocyte, found in all vertebrate animals. Macrophages specialize in the removal of bacteria and other micro-organisms, or of cell debris after injury. Like phagocytes, they engulf foreign matter, but they are larger than phagocytes and have a longer lifespan. They are found throughout the body, but mainly in the l...
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macrophage

Type: Term Pronunciation: mak′rō-fāj Definitions: 1. Any mononuclear, actively phagocytic cell arising from monocytic stem cells in the bone marrow; these cells are widely distributed in the body and vary in morphology and motility, although most are large, long-lived cells with nearly round nuclei and abundant endocytic vacuoles, e...
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macrophage

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macrophage

[n] - a large phagocyte
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