fixed macrophage

fixed mac·ro·phage

a relatively immotile macrophage found in connective tissue, lymph nodes, spleen, and bone marrow.

fixed macrophage

Etymology: L, figere, to fasten; Gk, makros, large, pagein, to eat
a nonmotile mononuclear phagocyte found in connective tissue, liver sinuses, spleen, lymph glands, and bone marrow.

fix·ed mac·ro·phage

(fikst mak'rō-fāj)
A relatively immotile macrophage found in connective tissue, lymph nodes, spleen, and bone marrow.
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24) Histologically, multinucleated giant cells, cholesterol clefts, and tissue macrophages (also called fixed macrophages or histiocytes) with intracytoplasmic lipid vacuolations are usually present.