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.
Histopathologically, the Pigmented lymph nodes revealed the presence of pigments confined to the trabeculae of medullary part, in the form of black grains in the cytoplasm of enlarged reticular cells.
27) In a normally developing placenta, mesenchymal cells (stromal cells in the villi) acquire vimentin and desmin at the end of the second month of gestation, at which stage these cells are called reticular cells or fibroblasts.