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scavenger cell

Syllabification: scav·eng·er cell

Definition of scavenger cell in English:

noun

Another term for phagocyte.
Example sentences
  • This began to expand the concept of an alveolar macrophage to be more than just a phagocyte or scavenger cell and recognized it as an immune effecter cell.
  • The dying cell is finally phagocytosed by scavenger cells.
  • Microglia are believed to be the scavenger cells of the central nervous system.

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