cell

(redirected from scavenger cell)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.

cell

(Enemy combatants), noun enemy group, exxremist group, rebel organization, saboteurs, subversives, unnerground extremists
Associated concepts: enemy combatants, justice courts, miliiary tribunals, Patriotic Act, prison cells, sleeper cell, terrorist cell

cell

(jail), noun cage, cella, chamber, compartment, confined room, confinement, cubicle, cubiculum, enclosed cage, incarceration, jailhouse, penitentiary, pound, prison, prison house, small cavity, small room, solitary abode
See also: chamber, jail, penitentiary, prison

CELL. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.

References in periodicals archive ?
It undergoes constant renewal, like other tissue components, and is taken up by scavenger cells and other cells in the neighborhood.
Plaques begin with a buildup of greasy lipid molecules such as cholesterol, and this accumulation attracts scavenger cells from the immune system called macrophages.
The tailings from both column cells discharge into a box which distributes the pulp to two lines of scavenger cells.
Hajjar's studies suggest that once inside the artery wall, the monocytes turn into scavenger cells that gobble up cholesterol and other fats.
If pancreatic vessels have become leaky from inflammation, the magnetic particles spill into nearby tissues, where they are "eaten" by scavenger cells called macrophages.
Each of the two circuits has five rougher, two cleaner and four scavenger cells.