T cellT cell
any of the lymphocytes that are affected by the thymus and are involved in rejecting foreign tissue, regulating cellular immunity, and controlling the production of antibodies in the presence of an antigen
Origin of T cellfrom t(hymus)
Any of a class of lymphocytes, including the helper T cells and cytotoxic T lymphocytes, that form in bone marrow and mature in the thymus. T cells are activated when receptors on the cell surface recognize specific antigens. Also called T lymphocyte .
Origin of T cellt(hymus-derived) cell
(plural T cells)
- Alternative spelling of T cell.