T4 cell

noun

: any of the T cells (such as a helper T cell) that display the CD4 molecule on their surface and become severely depleted in AIDS

called also T4 lymphocyte

Word History

Etymology

T cell + CD4

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of T4 cell was in 1983

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“T4 cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/T4%20cell. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

T4 cell

noun
: any of the T cells (as a helper T cell) that display the CD4 molecule on their surface and become severely depleted in AIDS

called also helper-inducer T cell, T4 lymphocyte

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