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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

T cell(n.)

  1. any of several closely related lymphocytes, developed in the thymus, that circulate in the blood and lymph and regulate the immune system's response to infected or malignant cells.

    Category: Immunology

    Ref: Also called T lymphocyte.

Origin of T cell:

1965–70; T(hymus-derived)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. T cell, T lymphocyte(noun)

    a small lymphocyte developed in the thymus; it orchestrates the immune system's response to infected or malignant cells

Wiktionary

  1. T cell(Noun)

    A lymphocyte, from the thymus, that can recognise specific antigens and can activate or deactivate other immune cells.

Freebase

  1. T cell

    T cells or T lymphocytes are a type of lymphocytes that play a central role in cell-mediated immunity. They can be distinguished from other lymphocytes, such as B cells and natural killer cells, by the presence of a T-cell receptor on the cell surface. They do not have antigen-presenting properties. They are called T cells because they mature in the thymus. There are several subsets of T cells, each with a distinct function.

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