Macrophages are a type of white blood cell (WBC) that play an important role in the immune system, particularly in a process called phagocytosis, where they engulf and digest pathogens (viruses and bacteria), dead cells, and cellular debris. They start their life as monocytes, a type of blood cell, that migrate from the blood to …
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Foamy histiocytes

Histiocytes are a type of immune cell. They help the body heal after an injury or infection by removing dead cells, blood, micro-organisms (such as bacteria and fungus), and foreign material from the body. Foamy is a term pathologists use to describe histiocytes that are full of waste removed from the surrounding tissue. Pathologists commonly …
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