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.

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