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 cell; from t(hymus)
Any of the lymphocytes that mature in the thymus and have the ability to recognize specific peptide antigens through the receptors on their cell surface. Also called T lymphocyte.
Origin of T cellt(hymus-derived) cell.
(plural T cells)
- Alternative spelling of T cell.