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.
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|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.