T-helper cell

noun
T-help·​er cell | \ ˈtē-ˈhel-pər- How to pronounce T-helper cell (audio) \
variants: or T helper cell
plural T-helper cells or T helper cells

Definition of T-helper cell

: helper t cell Under normal conditions, T-helper cells signal to other immune-system cells and stimulate them to do battle with foreign organisms.— Morton Hunt Other sets of T cells include T helper cells, which are necessary for B lymphocytes to become antibody-producing plasma cells, and T suppressor cells, which mute the antibody response.— Linda D. Caren

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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“T-helper cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/T-helper%20cell. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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T-helper cell

noun
T-help·​er cell | \ (ˈ)tē-ˈhel-pər- How to pronounce T-helper cell (audio) \
variants: or T helper cell

Medical Definition of T-helper cell

: helper t cell … the virus appears extraordinarily well-adapted to human blood lymphocytes; specifically to a subpopulation of these cells called T-helper cells, which serve as orchestrators of the immune system.— Johnathan E. Kaplan T helper cells are the sergeants that roust T or B cells into action.— Elizabeth Pennisi

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