Dictionary   FastHealth  Email This!


reticuloendothelial system

n :  a diffuse system of cells of varying lineage that include esp. the macrophages and the phagocytic endothelial cells lining blood sinuses and that were originally grouped together because of their supposed phagocytic properties based on their ability to take up the vital dye trypan blue - called also lymphoreticular system  - compare MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM  .

Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.  © 1997-2004.



FastHealth Corporation (Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Tuscaloosa County)