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gitter cell


Definition: A lipid-laden microglial phagocyte commonly seen at the edge of healing brain infarcts, a result of cellular phagocytosis of lipid from necrotic or degenerating brain cells.

Synonym(s): compound granule cell, gitterzelle

[Ger. Gitterzelle, fr. Gitter, lattice, wire-net]

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