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  • Definition: A part of the innate immune response at a site of antigen invasion or tissue injury. A cascade of events causes phagocytic immune cell activation and damage repair in the affected region. The area becomes swollen and red, and can be painful during this process.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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