NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- antigen-presenting cell
- listen (AN-tih-jen-preh-ZEN-ting sel)
- A type of immune cell that boosts immune responses by showing antigens on its surface to other cells of the immune system. An antigen-presenting cell is a type of phagocyte. Also called APC.