mononuclear phagocyte system

noun

: a system of cells comprising all free and fixed phagocytes and especially macrophages together with their ancestral cells including monocytes and their precursors in the bone marrow compare reticuloendothelial system

Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mononuclear phagocyte system was in 1983

Dictionary Entries Near mononuclear phagocyte system

mononuclear

mononuclear phagocyte system

mononucleated

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“Mononuclear phagocyte system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mononuclear%20phagocyte%20system. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

mononuclear phagocyte system

noun
variants also mononuclear phagocytic system
: a system of cells comprising all free and fixed phagocytes and especially macrophages together with their ancestral cells including monocytes and their precursors in the bone marrow compare reticuloendothelial system

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