Lymphocyte meaning

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Any of the nearly colorless cells found in the blood, lymph, and lymphoid tissues, constituting approximately 25 percent of white blood cells in humans and including B cells, which function in humoral immunity, and T cells, which function in cellular immunity.
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A nongranular variety of leukocyte formed in lymphatic tissue, important in the synthesis of antibodies.
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Any of a class of white blood cells of the vertebrate immune system, including the B cells, T cells, and natural killer cells, that in mammals derive from a common progenitor in the bone marrow and are found chiefly in lymph, lymphoid tissues, and blood.
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Any of various white blood cells, including B cells and T cells, that function in the body's immune system by recognizing and deactivating specific foreign substances called antigens. B cells act by stimulating the production of antibodies. T cells contain receptors on their cell surfaces that are capable of recognizing and binding to specific antigens. Lymphocytes are found in the lymph nodes and spleen and circulate continuously in the blood and lymph.
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(cytology, immunology) A type of white blood cell or leukocyte that is divided into two principal groups and a null group; B-lymphocytes, which produce antibodies in the humoral immune response, T-lymphocytes, which participate in the cell-mediated immune response and the null group, which contains natural killer cells, cytotoxic cells that participate in the innate immune response.
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Origin of lymphocyte

  • lympho- +"Ž -cyte
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