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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Lung tissue (*) with diffuse, large, densely cellular nests of pleomorphic and mainly large heterogeneous reticular cells (+).
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.
While all control mice died, four of nine receiving the reticular cells survived.
It is observed that the corpuscle formation is around hypertrophied reticular cells and degenerated vessels (Kostowiecki, 1930, (13)).
Most of these cell types also contained GP antigen as well, including hepatocytes; adrenal cortical cells; the epithelium of the tongue, tonsil, esophagus, and urinary bladder; ovarian thecal cells; fibroblasts of many tissues; fibroblastic reticular cells of the lymph nodes and tonsils; and the fibroblastic reticulum of the liver and adrenal cortex (Figure 1).