foam cell

noun

Definition of foam cell

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

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1926

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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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