dust cell

noun
\ ˈdəst-ˌ How to pronounce dust cell (audio) \

Medical Definition of dust cell

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

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“Dust cell.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dust%20cells. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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