dendritic cell

dendritic cell

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

  3. See follicular dendritic cell.

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dendritic cell   (děn-drĭt'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
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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