suppressor T cell


suppressor T cell

noun

Definition of SUPPRESSOR T CELL

:  a T cell that suppresses the immune response of B cells and other T cells to an antigen —called also suppressor cell

First Known Use of SUPPRESSOR T CELL

1972

suppressor T cell

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUPPRESSOR T CELL

: a T cell that suppresses the immune response of B cells and other T cells to an antigen resulting in tolerance for the antigen by the organism containing the T cell—called also suppressor cell, suppressor lymphocyte, suppressor T lymphocyte, T suppressor cell; compare cytotoxic t cell, helper t cell

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