adjective Cell Biology.
pertaining to, resembling, or involving cells of the reticuloendothelial system.
of a cell, having both reticular and endothelial characteristics.

1920–25; reticul(um) + -o- + endothelial Unabridged
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reticuloendothelial (rɪˌtɪkjʊləʊˌɛndəʊˈθiːlɪəl)
physiol See also macrophage denoting or relating to a bodily system that consists of all the cells able to ingest bacteria, colloidal particles, etc, with the exception of the leucocytes; it includes the lymphatic system and the spleen
[C20: from reticulum + endothelial]

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reticuloendothelial re·tic·u·lo·en·do·the·li·al (rĭ-tĭk'yə-lō-ěn'dō-thē'lē-əl)
Of, relating to, or being the widely diffused bodily system constituting all phagocytic cells except certain white blood cells.

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