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Term: midbrain macrophage
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: midbrain
Synonyms: mesencephalon
Definition: The brain region between the forebrain anteriorly and the hindbrain posteriorly, including the tectum dorsally and the midbrain tegmentum ventrally.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000128]
Name: macrophage
Synonyms: histiocyte
Definition: A mononuclear phagocyte present in variety of tissues, typically differentiated from monocytes, capable of phagocytosing a variety of extracellular particulate material, including immune complexes, microorganisms, and dead cells.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009141]