plasma cell
noun Date: 1895 a lymphocyte that is a mature antibody-secreting B cell

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  • Plasma cell — Plasma cells (also called plasma B cells or plasmocytes) are cells of the immune system that secrete large amounts of antibodies. They differentiate from B cells upon stimulation by CD4+ lymphocytes. The B cell acts as an antigen presenting cell… …   Wikipedia

  • plasma cell — n a lymphocyte that is a mature antibody secreting B cell * * * a terminally differentiated cell of the B lymphocyte lineage that produces antibodies; plasma cells are oval or round with extensive rough endoplasmic reticulum, a well developed… …   Medical dictionary

  • plasma cell — [plaz′mə sīt΄] n. a type of white blood cell that produces antibodies, formed when a B cell interacts with an antigen: often called plasmacyte [plaz′mə sīt΄] …   English World dictionary

  • plasma cell — plasma cell. См. плазматическая клетка. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • plasma cell — A mature, differentiated B lymphocyte chiefly occupied with antibody synthesis and secretion; a plasma cell lives for only 5 to 7 days …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • plasma cell — A terminally differentiated antibody forming, and usually antibody secreting, cell of the B cell lineage …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • plasma cell — plas′ma cell n. bai (mcr imv)anat. cbl an antibody secreting cell, derived from B cells, that plays a major role in antibody mediated immunity. Also called plas•ma•cyte [[t]ˈplæz məˌsaɪt[/t]] • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • plasma cell — noun a cell that develops from a B lymphocyte in reaction to a specific antigen; found in bone marrow and sometimes in the blood • Syn: ↑plasmacyte • Hypernyms: ↑lymphocyte, ↑lymph cell • Hyponyms: ↑plasmablast …   Useful english dictionary

  • plasma cell — Anat. an antibody secreting cell, derived from B cells, that plays a major role in antibody mediated immunity. Also called plasmacyte /plaz meuh suyt /. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • plasma cell — A type of white blood cell that produces antibodies …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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