mononuclear phagocyte system
noun Date: 1983 a system of cells comprising all free and fixed phagocytes together with their ancestral cells including monocytes and their precursors in the bone marrow — called also reticuloendothelial system

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mononuclear phagocyte system — n a system of cells comprising all free and fixed macrophages together with their ancestral cells including monocytes and their precursors in the bone marrow compare RETICULOENDOTHELIAL SYSTEM * * * (MPS) the collection of cells consisting of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Mononuclear phagocyte system — Reticuloendothelial system is an older term for the mononuclear phagocyte system. The mononuclear phagocyte system consists primarily of monocytes and macrophages. The spleen is the largest unit of the mononuclear phagocyte system. The monocyte… …   Wikipedia

  • mononuclear phagocyte system — noun a widely distributed system of free and fixed macrophages derived from bone marrow • Syn: ↑MPS, ↑system of macrophages • Hypernyms: ↑system • Part Holonyms: ↑reticuloendothelial system, ↑RES …   Useful english dictionary

  • system — systemless, adj. /sis teuhm/, n. 1. an assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole: a mountain system; a railroad system. 2. any assemblage or set of correlated members: a system of currency; a system of… …   Universalium

  • system of macrophages — noun a widely distributed system of free and fixed macrophages derived from bone marrow • Syn: ↑mononuclear phagocyte system, ↑MPS • Hypernyms: ↑system • Part Holonyms: ↑reticuloendothelial system, ↑RES …   Useful english dictionary

  • system — 1. [TA] A consistent and complex whole made up of correlated and semiindependent parts. A complex of functionally related anatomic structures. 2. The entire organism seen as a complex organization of parts. 3. Any complex of structures… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 orig. grouped together because of their supposed phagocytic properties based on their ability …   Medical dictionary

  • reticuloendothelial system — Immunol. the aggregate of the phagocytic cells, including certain cells of the bone marrow, lymphatic system, liver, and spleen, that have reticular and endothelial characteristics and function in the immune system s defense against foreign… …   Universalium

  • reticuloendothelial system — noun Date: circa 1923 mononuclear phagocyte system; broadly the mononuclear phagocyte system plus certain other cells now known to be pinocytic or only weakly phagocytic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reticuloendothelial system — noun a widely distributed system consisting of all the cells able to ingest bacteria or colloidal particles etc, except for certain white blood cells • Syn: ↑RES • Hypernyms: ↑system • Part Holonyms: ↑immune system • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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