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A macrophage or dendritic cell that is usually immobile and is found in organs and tissues.
his′ti·o·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(Physiology) physiol a macrophage that occurs in connective tissue
[C20: alteration of German histiozyt, from Greek histion a little web, from histos web + -cyte]
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|Noun||1.||histiocyte - a macrophage that is found in connective tissue|
connective tissue - tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
macrophage - a large phagocyte; some are fixed and other circulate in the blood stream
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