macrophages, alveolarmedical dictionary

Round, granular, mononuclear phagocytes found in the alveoli of the lungs. They ingest small inhaled particles resulting in degradation and presentation of the antigen to immunocompetent cells.

(12 Dec 1998)

macrophages, peritonealmedical dictionary

Mononuclear phagocytes derived from bone marrow precursors but resident in the peritoneum.

(12 Dec 1998)