reticular cell

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re·tic·u·lar cell

cell with processes making contact with those of other similar cells to form a cellular network ensheathing a network of reticular fibers, which constitutes the stroma of all lymphoid organs except the thymus.

reticular cell

1. An undifferentiated cell of the spleen, bone marrow, or lymphatic tissue that can develop into one of several types of connective tissue cells or into a macrophage.
2. A cell of reticular connective tissue. See: reticular tissue
See also: cell
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Fibroblastic reticular cells build and maintain connective tissues in lymph nodes and the spleen and guide the actions of immune cells that inhabit these tissues.
Five of six mice getting the reticular cells four hours after infection survived, whereas only one of 10 control mice getting a saline injection did.
Other cellular targets of EBOV include hepatocytes, adrenal cortical cells, fibroblasts, fibroblastic reticular cells, stromal cells of reproductive organs, and a variety of epithelial cell types.