dendritic cell

noun

Definition of dendritic cell

: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

: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 BarryScience News11 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 AmericanDecember 2004

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