T lymphocyte

T lymphocyte
T lymphocyte \T` lym"pho*cyte\ Same as {T cell}. [PJC]

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  • T lymphocyte — T cell T cell (t[=e] s[e^]l ) [From Thymus, the site of maturation of T cells.] A type of white blood cell that circulates in the blood and lymph, and provides cell mediated immunity for the organism, protecting against infecting cells or the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • T-lymphocyte — Tˈ lymphocyte noun A T cell • • • Main Entry: ↑T …   Useful english dictionary

  • T lymphocyte — tē n T CELL …   Medical dictionary

  • T lymphocyte — n. T CELL …   English World dictionary

  • T lymphocyte — noun a small lymphocyte developed in the thymus; it orchestrates the immune system s response to infected or malignant cells • Syn: ↑T cell • Hypernyms: ↑lymphocyte, ↑lymph cell • Hyponyms: ↑helper T cell, ↑he …   Useful english dictionary

  • T-lymphocyte — noun Physiology a lymphocyte of a type produced or processed by the thymus gland and participating in the cell mediated immune response. Compare with B lymphocyte. Origin 1970s: from T for thymus …   English new terms dictionary

  • T-lymphocyte — n. see lymphocyte …   Medical dictionary

  • T-lymphocyte — n.; see lymphocyte …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • T lymphocyte — One type of white blood cell that attacks virus infected cells, foreign cells, and cancer cells. T lymphocytes also produce a number of substances that regulate the immune response. Also called T cell …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • T lymphocyte — noun Etymology: thymus derived Date: 1972 T cell …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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