reticuloendothelial
adjective Etymology: New Latin reticulum + endothelium Date: circa 1923 of, relating to, or being the reticuloendothelial system

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  • réticuloendothélial — réticuloendothélial, iale, iaux [ retikyloɑ̃dɔteljal, jo ] adj. • 1924; de réticulé et endothélium ♦ Anat. Système réticuloendothélial : ensemble des cellules impliquées dans les mécanismes de défense de l organisme. réticulo endothélial, ale,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • reticuloendothelial — [ri tik′yə lōen΄də thē′lē əl] adj. [< ModL reticulum (see RETICULE) + ENDOTHELIAL] designating or of the system of macrophages found in the bone marrow, liver, spleen, etc., including all the phagocytic cells except the granular leukocytes:… …   English World dictionary

  • reticuloendothelial — Denoting or referring to reticuloendothelium. See r. system. * * * re·tic·u·lo·en·do·the·li·al ri tik yə lō .en də thē lē əl adj of, relating to, or being the reticuloendothelial system <reticuloendothelial tissue> <reticuloendothelial… …   Medical dictionary

  • reticuloendothelial — /ri tik yeuh loh en doh thee lee euhl/, adj. Cell Biol. 1. pertaining to, resembling, or involving cells of the reticuloendothelial system. 2. of a cell, having both reticular and endothelial characteristics. [1920 25; RETICUL(UM) + O +… …   Universalium

  • reticuloendothelial — re•tic•u•lo•en•do•the•li•al [[t]rɪˌtɪk yə loʊˌɛn doʊˈθi li əl[/t]] adj. 1) cbl having the qualities of both reticular and endothelial cells; netlike and smoothwalled 2) cbl imu of, pertaining to, or involving cells of the reticuloendothelial… …   From formal English to slang

  • reticuloendothelial — rə̇|tikyəlō+ adjective Etymology: reticul + endothelial : of, relating to, or being the reticuloendothelial system …   Useful english dictionary

  • reticuloendothelial — adjective Describing all phagocytic cells (except some white blood cells) …   Wiktionary

  • reticuloendothelial — [rɪˌtɪkjʊləʊɛndə(ʊ) θi:lɪəl] adjective Physiology relating to or denoting a system of fixed and circulating phagocytic cells involved in the immune response. Origin 1920s: from reticulum + endothelial (see endothelium) …   English new terms dictionary

  • reticuloendothelial — re·tic·u·lo·endothelial …   English syllables

  • 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

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