from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A relatively inactive, immobile macrophage found in normal connective tissue. Also called fixed macrophage.
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- n. a macrophage, derived from bone marrow, found in connective tissue
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tissue-forming cell, as in sponges.
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- n. a macrophage that is found in connective tissue
Greek histion, web, diminutive of histos; see stā- in Indo-European roots + -cyte.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)