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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
Ref: Also called T lymphocyte.
Origin of T cell:
T cell, T lymphocyte(noun)
a small lymphocyte developed in the thymus; it orchestrates the immune system's response to infected or malignant cells
A lymphocyte, from the thymus, that can recognise specific antigens and can activate or deactivate other immune cells.
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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