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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)


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  • These models are limited by their xenogeneic nature, whereas the DR4 mice described here provide cases of spontaneous disease with morphological and phenotypic similarities to human T cell/histiocyte rich DLBCL and HL with characteristic H/RS-like cells.

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  • Sorbara L, Cheng RZ, Pittaluga S, et al. (2002) T-cell/histiocyte-rich large B-cell lymphoma: a heterogeneous entity with derivation from germinal center B cells.

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  • (LTCL), lymphoblastic B cell lymphoma (LBCL), diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), the histiocyte/T cell rich variant of DLBCL (DLBCL-HA/T cell rich DLBCL), splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL), follicular B cell lymphoma (FBL) and plasmacytoma (PCT).

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  • Half of the DLBCL belonged to the morphological histiocyte-associated variant DLBCL-HA (

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