dendritic cell


dendritic cell

noun

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

n.

  1. A cell that has branching processes.
  2. Any of the cells in the neural crest of the embryonic ectoderm having extensive processes and developing early as producers of melanin.///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.
  3. follicular dendritic cell

  1. 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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