magrophages defined in 1951 yearmagrophages - magrophages;
magrophages - Phagocytic cells widely distributed in vertebrate body. Occur in all connective tissue, where after injury they become active in removing the debris. The resting, connective tissue forms are often called histiocytes. Occur also (forming the reticulo-endothelial system) in contact with lymph (in lymph-nodes) or blood (in bone-marrow, spleen, liver), removing by phagocytosis from these fluids any foreign particles. Can be readily demonstrated by injecting an animal with Indian ink or certain dyes, the particles of which are engulfed by, and mark, the macrophages. Move by membrane-like pseudopodia. See also: Reticulo-endothelial system, Monocyte.
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