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B cell

noun

Definition of B CELL

:  any of the lymphocytes that have antigen-binding antibody molecules on the surface, that comprise the antibody-secreting plasma cells when mature, and that in mammals differentiate in the bone marrow —called also B lymphocyte — compare t cell

Origin of B CELL

B probably from bursa-derived (produced by the bursa of Fabricius
First Known Use: 1962
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B cell

noun

Medical Definition of B CELL

:  any of the lymphocytes that have antigen-binding antibody molecules on the surface, that comprise the antibody-secreting plasma cells when mature, and that in mammals differentiate in the bone marrow—called also B lymphocyte; compare t cell

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