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Antigen-presenting cell

antigen-presenting cell

antigen-presenting cell n.
A cell, originating in the bone marrow and subsequently found as a dendritic cell in various locations, that facilitates the immune response by holding antigens on its surface and presenting them to lymphocytes.


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