follicular dendritic cell

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follicular dendritic cell showing numerous dendritic cell processes interdigitating with one another and with dendrites of adjacent FDCs to form a network that traps antigens in the form of immune complexes, presenting them to B cells in germinal centers of lymphoid follicles located in secondary lymphoid tissues

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follicular dendritic cell (plural follicular dendritic cells)

  1. (anatomy) A specific type of cell, found in lymphoid follicles having filiform dendrites that bind and present immune complexes to B cells.