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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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Although flow cytometry has been more sensitive in detecting aneuploidy, because of the larger number of cells evaluated, image analysis has allowed better resolution of the type of cell analyzed (ie, reactive lymphocyte vs RS cell).
1 Viral meningitis Suspected LCM 2 Lymphocytic meningitis Suspected LCM 3 Lymphocytic meningitis Suspected LCM 4 Lymphocytic meningitis Suspected LCM 5 Tuberculosis meningitis Miscoded 6 Lyme encephalitis Miscoded 7 Lymphocele Miscoded 8 Lymphocytic cholitis Miscoded 9 Lymphocytic leukemia Miscoded 10 Lymphocytic leukemia Miscoded 11 Atypical lymphocytes Miscoded 12 Reactive lymphocytes Miscoded 13 Charcot foot anomaly Miscoded 14 Tuberculosis Miscoded * Diagnosis was the first listed or most clinically relevant written diagnosis from the medical record.

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