Origin of lymphocytelympho- + -cyte
- (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.
lympho- +"Ž -cyte
lymphocyte - Medical Definition
- lym′pho·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk)