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Reticuloendothelial cell


noun, plural: reticuloendothelial cells

(1) A cell of the reticuloendothelial system.

(2) Any of the cells with the ability to take up inert particles (and vital dyes).


Examples of these cells are the macrophages, macrophage precursors, specialized endothelial cells lining the liver sinusoids, spleen, and bone marrow, and reticular cells of lymphatic tissue and bone marrow (fibroblasts).

See also: reticuloendothelial system

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