lymphoblast


lym·pho·blast

noun \ˈlim(p)-fə-ˌblast\

Definition of LYMPHOBLAST

:  a lymphocyte that has enlarged following stimulation by an antigen, has the capacity to recognize the stimulating antigen, and is undergoing proliferation and differentiation either to an effector state in which it functions to eliminate the antigen or to a memory state in which it functions to recognize the future reappearance of the antigen
lym·pho·blas·tic \ˌlim(p)-fə-ˈblas-tik\ adjective

Origin of LYMPHOBLAST

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1909

lym·pho·blast

noun \ˈlim(p)-fə-ˌblast\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LYMPHOBLAST

: a lymphocyte that has enlarged following stimulation by an antigen, has the capacity to recognize the stimulating antigen, and is undergoing proliferation and differentiation either to an effector state in which it functions to eliminate the antigen or to a memory state in which it functions to recognize the future reappearance of the antigen—called also lymphocytoblast; compare leukoblast
lym·pho·blas·tic \ˌlim(p)-fə-ˈblas-tik\ adjective

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