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plasma cell

n.
Any of various short-lived cells that develop from activated B cells and secrete large numbers of antibodies. They are found chiefly in the bone marrow, spleen, and lymph nodes. Also called plasmacyte.

plas′ma cell`


n.
an antibody-secreting cell, derived from B cells, that plays a major role in antibody-mediated immunity. Also called plas•ma•cyte (ˈplæz məˌsaɪt)
[1885–90]

plasma cell

A cell that produces antibodies as part of an immune response. B cells develop into plasma cells. See Note at antibody.
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Noun1.plasma cell - a cell that develops from a B lymphocyte in reaction to a specific antigenplasma cell - a cell that develops from a B lymphocyte in reaction to a specific antigen; found in bone marrow and sometimes in the blood
lymph cell, lymphocyte - an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection
plasmablast - the precursor of a plasma cell
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