Definition of macrophage
: a phagocytic tissue cell of the immune system that may be fixed or freely motile, is derived from a monocyte, functions in the destruction of foreign antigens (such as bacteria and viruses), and serves as an antigen-presenting cell — compare histiocyte
macrophagicplay \ˌma-krə-ˈfa-jik\ adjective
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That's followed by the macrophages, which re-establish order and begin the anti-inflammatory tissue repair by securing the site.
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Origin and Etymology of macrophage
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First Known Use: 1887See Words from the same year
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