dust cell

noun

: a pulmonary macrophage that takes up and eliminates foreign particles introduced into the lung alveoli with inspired air

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“Dust cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dust%20cell. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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