suppressor T cell


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suppressor T cell

n.
A T cell that reduces or suppresses the immune response of B cells or of other T cells to an antigen.
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suppressor T cell



n.
a T cell capable of inhibiting the activity of B cells and other T cells.
Also called T suppressor cell.
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The other mice initially produced antiphthalate antibodies, but the antibodies were counteracted by CD8+ suppressor T cells, which prevented kidney damage.