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foam cell

noun

Definition of FOAM CELL

:  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
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First Known Use of FOAM CELL

1926
Medical Dictionary

foam cell

noun

Medical Definition of FOAM CELL

:  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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