B lymphocyte

noun

Definition of B lymphocyte 

: 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 b cell After contacting antigens, cells known as B lymphocytes mature and produce antibodies.— David Baltimore and Carole Heilman With lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune condition …, the B lymphocytes go out of control and begin producing all types of antibodies, which then begin to attack the body's immune cells.— Betsy Sikora Siino — compare t lymphocyte

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1971, in the meaning defined above

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B lymphocyte

noun
B lym·pho·cyte | \ˈbē-ˈlim(p)-fə-ˌsīt \

Medical Definition of B lymphocyte 

: b cell

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