Kupffer cell


Kupf·​fer cell ˈku̇p-fər- How to pronounce Kupffer cell (audio)
variants also Kupffer's 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 29 Sep. 2023.

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