reticuloendothelial system

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reticuloendothelial system

[rə¦tik·yə·lō‚en·dō′thē·lē·əl ‚sis·təm]
(anatomy)
The macrophage system, including all phagocytic cells such as histiocytes, macrophages, reticular cells, monocytes, and microglia, except the granular white blood cells. Abbreviated RES. Also known as hematopoietic system; reticular system.