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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

B lymphocyte(n.)

or B-lymphocyte

  1. Category:

    Ref: B cell. 1

Origin of B lymphocyte:

1970–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. B cell, B lymphocyte(noun)

    a lymphocyte derived from bone marrow that provides humoral immunity; it recognizes free antigen molecules in solution and matures into plasma cells that secrete immunoglobulin (antibodies) that inactivate the antigens

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  1. B-Lymphocyte

    Immunologically important lymphocyte that is not thymus-dependent, is either short-lived and naive or long-lived and of memory phenotype, and resembles the bursa-derived lymphocyte of birds in that it is responsible for the production of immunoglobulins.

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