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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.
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lymphocyte

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

[ˈlɪmfəʊˌsaɪt] Nlinfocito m
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lymphocyte

nLymphozyt m
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lym·pho·cyte

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

n linfocito; B (T, CD4, etc.) — linfocito B (T, CD4, etc.)
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Initial symptoms include autoreactive lymphocyte mediated progressive destruction of the insulinproducing beta islet cells of the pancreas triggered by the innate and ultimately the adaptive arm of the body's immune system.
The expression of TRAs in mTECs allows the negative selection of autoreactive lymphocytes. In the absence of functional AIRE, human patients and mice develop multi-organ autoimmune disease due to a defect in thymic negative selection (21).
The PD-1/ PD-L1 pathway plays a critical role in regulating autoreactive lymphocytes and providing balance between protective immunity and tolerance [25, 36].