macrophage

noun mac·ro·phage \ ˈma-krə-ˌfāj \

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

macrophagic

play \ˌma-krə-ˈfa-jik\ adjective

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macrophage

noun mac·ro·phage \ ˈmak-rə-ˌfāj , -ˌfäzh \

medical 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 (as bacteria and viruses), and serves as an antigen-presenting cell — see histiocyte, mononuclear phagocyte system

macrophagic

play \ˌmak-rə-ˈfaj-ik\ adjective

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