mononuclear phagocyte system

noun

Definition of mononuclear phagocyte 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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1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Mononuclear phagocyte system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mononuclear%20phagocyte%20system. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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mononuclear phagocyte system

noun
variants: also mononuclear phagocytic system

Medical Definition of mononuclear phagocyte 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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