dendritic cell n.
A cell that has branching processes.
Any of the cells in the neural crest of the embryonic ectoderm having extensive processes and developing early as producers of melanin.
|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.