dendritic cell

noun

Definition of dendritic cell

  1. :  any of various antigen-presenting cells with long irregular processes

First Known Use of dendritic cell

1934


Medical Dictionary

dendritic cell

noun

Medical Definition of dendritic cell

  1. :  any of various antigen-presenting cells with long irregular processes Dendritic cells play a key role in activating an immune response—whether against a foreign microbe or a damaged body cell …—Patrick Barry, Science News, 11 Aug. 2007 Dendritic cells' key role in priming the immune system gives them formidable potential as therapeutic vaccines for fighting cancers and viruses such as HIV.—Scientific American, December 2004


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