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foam cell

noun

Definition of foam cell

  1. :  a swollen vacuolated phagocytic cell filled with lipid inclusions that often accummulates along arterial walls and is characteristic of some conditions of disturbed lipid metabolism



1926

First Known Use of foam cell

1926


Medical Dictionary

foam cell

noun

Medical Definition of foam cell

  1. :  a swollen vacuolated macrophage filled with lipid inclusions that often accumulates along arterial walls and is characteristic of some conditions of disturbed lipid metabolism




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