thymocyte
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1923 a cell of the thymus; especially a thymic lymphocyte

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  • thymocyte — [ timɔsit ] n. m. • 1930; de thymus et cyte ♦ Biol. Cellule du système immunitaire se différenciant dans le thymus (SYN. lymphocyte T). thymocyte [timɔsit] n. m. ÉTYM. 1923, Rev. gén. des sc.; du rad. de thymus, et cyte …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Thymocyte — Thymocytes are T cell precursors which develop in the thymus. The processes of beta selection, positive selection and negative selection shape the population thymocytes into a peripheral pool of T cells that are able to respond to foreign… …   Wikipedia

  • thymocyte — Lymphocyte within the thymus; term usually applied to an immature lymphocyte …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • thymocyte — /thuy meuh suyt /, n. Immunol. a cell that develops in the thymus and is the precursor of T cells. [1920 25; THYM(US) + O + CYTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • thymocyte — noun a lymphocyte, produced in the thymus, that develops into a T cell …   Wiktionary

  • thymocyte — A cell that develops in the thymus, seemingly from a stem cell of bone marrow and of fetal liver, and is the precursor of the thymus derived lymphocyte (T lymphocyte) that effects cell mediated (delayed …   Medical dictionary

  • thymocyte — thy·mo·cyte …   English syllables

  • thymocyte — n. a lymphocyte within the thymus …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • thymocyte — thy•mo•cyte [[t]ˈθaɪ məˌsaɪt[/t]] n. bai (mcr imv) imu a cell that develops in the thymus and is the precursor of T cells • Etymology: 1920–25; thym (us) + o + cyte …   From formal English to slang

  • thymocyte — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌsīt noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary thym (II) + cyte : a cell of the thymus; especially : a thymic lymphocyte …   Useful english dictionary

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