gitter cell

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git·ter cell

Although in German spelling Gitter, like all nouns, begins with a capital letter, the derived English word is spelled with a small g.
A lipid-laden microglial phagocyte commonly seen at the edge of healing brain infarcts, a result of cellular phagocytosis of lipid from necrotic or degenerating brain cells.
[Ger. Gitterzelle, fr. Gitter, lattice, wire-net]

gitter cell

A macrophage present at sites of brain injury. The cells are packed with lipoid granules from phagocytosis of damaged brain cells.
See: microglia
See also: cell