A phagocytic cell formed by the fusion of macrophages, occurs in chronic inflammatory responses to persistent microorganism such as M.tuberculosis, component of granulomas. Sometimes used to refer to megakaryocytes. [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0702022918 https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0702024783 GOC:tfm GOC:add ]

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Role or process: Chronic infection, granulomatous inflammation. Consider also megakaryocyte (CL:0000556) as sometimes multinucleated giant cell is used to refer to this.

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A phagocytic cell formed by the fusion of macrophages, occurs in chronic inflammatory responses to persistent microorganism such as M.tuberculosis, component of granulomas. Sometimes used to refer to megakaryocytes.

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syncytial giant cell

multinucleate giant cell

macrophage polykaryon

foreign body giant cell

Langerhans giant cell