Dendritic-cell meaning

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An antigen-presenting leukocyte found in the skin, mucosa, and lymphoid tissues that initiates a primary immune response by activating lymphocytes and secreting cytokines.
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A cell that has branching processes.
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Any of various white blood cells that have long projections from the cell body and function in the immune response by taking in and processing antigens and presenting them to T cells in lymph nodes, thus activating the T cells. Immature dendritic cells are found chiefly in skin and mucosal surfaces.
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A highly specialized white blood cell found in the skin, mucosa, and lymphoid tissues that initiates a primary immune response by activating lymphocytes and secreting cytokines.
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(biology) Any cell, having branching processes, that forms part of the mammalian immune system.
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