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red pulp of spleen

 

Definition: bluish-red tissue that constitutes about 75% of the parenchyma of the spleen; contains a large number of venous sinuses separated by a fibrocellular reticulum rich in fibroblasts and macrophages; on section, has a corded appearance.

Synonym(s): pulpa rubra splenicaTA

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