Kupffer cell

noun
Kupf·​fer cell | \ ˈku̇p-fər- How to pronounce Kupffer cell (audio) \
variants: also Kupffer's cell \ -​fərz-​ How to pronounce Kupffer's cell (audio) \

Medical Definition of Kupffer cell

: a fixed macrophage of the walls of the liver sinusoids that is stellate with a large oval nucleus and the cytoplasm commonly packed with fragments resulting from phagocytic action

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“Kupffer cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Kupffer%20cell. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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