plasmacyte


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plas·ma·cyte

 (plăz′mə-sīt′)
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Noun1.plasmacyte - a cell that develops from a B lymphocyte in reaction to a specific antigenplasmacyte - 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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For the plasmacytic cell series they recommended the terms "plasmablast," "proplasmacyte" and "plasmacyte" identify these cells, and they proposed that the term "plasma cell" be avoided; however, both terms, plasmacyte and plasma cell, are still used interchangeably.
Bronchiolar walls were moderately infiltrated by neutrophils and had multifocal epithelial necrosis and multifocal peribronchiolar moderate infiltration by macrophages and lymphocytes and few neutrophils and plasmacytes.

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