Kupffer, Karl W. von

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Kupffer,

Karl W. von, German anatomist, 1829-1902.
Kupffer cell sarcoma
Kupffer cells - phagocytic cells of the mononuclear phagocyte series found on the luminal surface of the hepatic sinusoids. Synonym(s): stellate cells of liver
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Named for 19th century anatomist Karl W. von Kupffer, these liver residents form an integral part of the immune system.