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dendritic cell

[den′drid·ik ¦sel]
(cell and molecular biology)
A specialized cell of the lymphoid reticuloendothelial system that presents antigens for detection by lymphocytes.
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Each of the four new viruses, they found, was unable to suppress dendritic-cell maturation.
It may also explain the poor results we have seen in attempts to develop effective dendritic-cell vaccines," Gunn said.
Injections of the toxin into mice confirmed that it suppresses dendritic-cell function.