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n :  a phagocytic tissue cell of the mononuclear phagocyte system that may be fixed or freely motile, is derived from a monocyte, and functions in the protection of the body against infection and noxious substances - see HISTIOCYTE  mac*ro*phag*ic adj 
Similar sounding terms:  mi·cro·phage 

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