lymph cell

Definitions of lymph cell
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n an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection

Synonyms:
lymphocyte
Types:
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B cell, B lymphocyte
a lymphocyte derived from bone marrow that provides humoral immunity; it recognizes free antigen molecules in solution and matures into plasma cells that secrete immunoglobulin (antibodies) that inactivate the antigens
T cell, T lymphocyte
a small lymphocyte developed in the thymus; it orchestrates the immune system's response to infected or malignant cells
lymphoblast
an immature lymphocyte
plasma cell, plasmacyte
a cell that develops from a B lymphocyte in reaction to a specific antigen; found in bone marrow and sometimes in the blood
CD4 T cell, CD4 cell, helper T cell, helper cell
T cell with CD4 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and secretes lymphokines that stimulate B cells and killer T cells; helper T cells are infected and killed by the AIDS virus
CD8 T cell, CD8 cell, cytotoxic T cell, killer T cell, killer cell
T cell with CD8 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and binds to the infected cell and kill it
plasmablast
the precursor of a plasma cell
Type of:
WBC, leucocyte, leukocyte, white blood cell, white blood corpuscle, white cell, white corpuscle
blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system

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