histiocyte[his′tē ō sīt′]
a large macrophage, found in connective tissue, that participates in the body's reaction to infection and injury
Origin of histiocyte; from Classical Greek histion, web, diminutive of histos (see histo-) + -cyte
A relatively inactive, immobile macrophage found in normal connective tissue.
Origin of histiocyteGreek histion, web, diminutive of histos; see stā- in Indo-European roots + –cyte.
- a macrophage, derived from bone marrow, found in connective tissue