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lym·pho·cyte

 (lĭm′fə-sīt′)
n.
Any of a class of white blood cells of the vertebrate immune system, including the B cells, T cells, and natural killer cells, that in mammals derive from a common progenitor in the bone marrow and are found chiefly in lymph, lymphoid tissues, and blood.

lym′pho·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.

lymphocyte

(ˈlɪmfəʊˌsaɪt)
n
(Biochemistry) a type of white blood cell formed in lymphoid tissue. See also B-lymphocyte, T-lymphocyte
lymphocytic adj

lym•pho•cyte

(ˈlɪm fəˌsaɪt)

n.
a type of white blood cell important in the production of antibodies. Compare B cell (def. 1), T cell.
[1885–90]
lym`pho•cyt′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.

lym·pho·cyte

(lĭm′fə-sīt′)
Any of various white blood cells that function in the body's immune system by recognizing and deactivating specific foreign substances called antigens. Certain lymphocytes (called B cells) act by stimulating the production of antibodies. Others (T cells) contain receptors on their cell surfaces that are capable of recognizing and binding to specific antigens.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lymphocyte - an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infectionlymphocyte - an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection
lymphatic system, systema lymphaticum - the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body
leucocyte, leukocyte, WBC, white blood cell, white blood corpuscle, white cell, white corpuscle - blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
B cell, B lymphocyte - 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
T cell, T lymphocyte - a small lymphocyte developed in the thymus; it orchestrates the immune system's response to infected or malignant cells
lymphoblast - an immature lymphocyte
plasma cell, plasmacyte - a cell that develops from a B lymphocyte in reaction to a specific antigen; found in bone marrow and sometimes in the blood
Translations
lymfocyt
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lymphocyte

[ˈlɪmfəʊˌsaɪt] Nlinfocito m

lymphocyte

nLymphozyt m

lym·pho·cyte

n. linfocito, célula linfática;
___ B cell___ B, importante en la producción de anticuerpos.

lymphocyte

n linfocito; B (T, CD4, etc.) — linfocito B (T, CD4, etc.)
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Molecules regulating lymphocyte migration across blood vessels
The age, height, weight, body mass index (BMI), fasting blood glucose, erythrocyte sedimentation (ESR), C-reactive protein, and CBC parameters (leukocytes, platelets, neutrophil, lymphocytes, and monocytes) and red cell distribution width, platelet distribution width, neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and platelet-lymphocyte ratio of the patients were recorded.
Background: Lymphocyte subsets play important roles in rejection in liver transplant recipients, and the effect of splenic function on these roles remains unknown.
The neutrophil, lymphocyte, and platelet counts can be simply obtained by a hemogram.
Ratio of neutrophil to lymphocyte counts--rapid and simple parameter of systemic inflammation and stress in critically ill.
Lymphocyte suspension was washed and collected after centrifugation at 2000 rpm/min for 10 min at 20 C.
Positive predictive values for C-reactive protein, neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio and platelet- lymphocyte ratio were determined as 82% (odds ratio: 27.
4]+ lymphocyte count and three clinical categories, represented by a matrix of nine mutually exclusive categories.
Objective: To determine the predictive value of Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio in determining complications in patients with non ST elevation myocardial infarction.
The 'mother' lymphocyte seems to divide into two daughter cells that are already different from birth," said Chang, "with one becoming an effector cell while its sister becomes a memory cell.
Their cells were like lymphocyte, and therefore they were termed as haemo-lymphocyte cells.