Gitter cell

Gitter cell

a lipid-laden microglial phagocyte commonly seen at the edge of healing brain infarcts, a result of cellular phagocytosis of lipid from necrotic or degenerating brain cells.

Synonym: compound granule cell.

Origin: Ger. Gitterzelle, fr. Gitter, lattice, wire-net

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