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Search Results for: phagocyte

Mononuclear phagocyte system

Definition noun A system of cells located in reticular connective tissue, and are associated primarily with phagocytosis and... Read More

Phagocyte

Definition noun, plural: phagocytes Any of the cells specialized in engulfing and destroying foreign particles, as well as... Read More

Phagocyte bactericidal dysfunction

phagocyte bactericidal dysfunction disorders in which phagocytic cells cannot kill ingested bacteria; characterised by... Read More

Phagosome

Definition noun plural: phagosomes phag·o·some, ˈfæg əˌsoʊm (cell biology) A vesicle that forms by pinching off... Read More

Phagolysosome

Definition noun plural: phagolysosomes (cell biology) A cytoplasmic body that forms from the fusion of phagosome and... Read More

Langerhans cell

Definition noun, plural: Langerhans cells An antigen-presenting (dendritic) cell characterized by the presence of Birbeck... Read More

Opsonization

Definition noun, plural: opsonizations The process at which opsonins bind to the surface of the antigen so that the... Read More

Osteoclast

Definition noun, plural: osteoclasts (cytology) A type of bone cell that is large, multinucleated, and associated with bone... Read More

Kupffer cell

Definition noun, plural: Kupffer cells A specialized stellate macrophage cell that is located fixedly within the liver... Read More

Opsonin

Definition noun, plural: opsonins Any substance (e.g. antibody) that binds to the surface of a particle (e.g. antigen) to... Read More

Endocytosis

Endocytosis Definition What is endocytosis in biology? Endocytosis is a cellular process by which a cell internalizes any... Read More

Exudate cell

Definition noun, plural: exudate cells Any of the cells participating in the forming of exudate during inflammation or a... Read More

Phagocytic

Definition adjective Of or pertaining to the characteristics of a phagocyte, or to phagocytosis. Supplement Examples of... Read More

Phagocytosis

Definition noun The process of engulfing and ingestion of particles by the cell or a phagocyte (e.g. macrophage) to form a... Read More

Fibrinous exudate

Definition noun A type of exudate consisting largely of fibrinogen and fibrin Supplement Tissue injuries such as wounds and... Read More

Histiocyte

Definition noun, plural: histiocytes A reticular connective tissue macrophage or a dendritic cell, derived from the bone... Read More

Monocyte

Definition noun, plural: monocytes A type of white blood cell capable of immune functions such as phagocytosis, and can... Read More

Amoeba

In protistology, amoeba specifically pertains to the genus Amoeba (true amoeba) of the family Amoebidae, class Tubulinea.... Read More

Vitreous humor

Definition noun The clear, gel-like body fluid in the vitreous chamber, i.e. the posterior cavity between the lens and the... Read More

Basophil

Definition noun, plural: basophils A type of polymorphonuclear leukocyte characterized by having a nucleus with two or three... Read More

Alveolar cell

Definition noun, plural: alveolar cells The cell lining the pulmonary alveolus; the cell of the air sac of the... Read More

Floater

Definition noun, plural: floaters (ophthalmology) One or more spots or threadlike specks that seem to float or move in one's... Read More

Neutrophil

Definition noun, plural: neutrophils A type of polymorphonuclear leukocyte characterized by having multilobed nucleus,... Read More

Gitter cell

Gitter cell a lipid-laden microglial phagocyte commonly seen at the edge of healing brain infarcts, a result of cellular... Read More

Carrier cell

Carrier cell --> phagocyte (Science: cell biology) a cell that is capable of phagocytosis. The main mammalian phagocytes... Read More