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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Célula presentadora de antígeno

Antigen-presenting cell (AN-tih-jen-pree-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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.