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Reticular cell
Latin Cellula reticularis~cells

A reticular cell synthesizes collagen and uses it to produce reticular fibers. The cell surrounds the fibers with its cytoplasm, isolating it from other tissue components and cells. Reticular cells provide structural support, since they produce and maintain the thin networks of fibres that are a framework for lymph organs.

They are found in many tissues including the spleen, lymph nodes and lymph nodules.

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