antigen-presenting cell

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an·​ti·​gen-pre·​sent·​ing cell | \ ˈan-ti-jən-pri-ˈzen-tiŋ- How to pronounce antigen-presenting cell (audio) , -ˌjen-\

Definition of antigen-presenting cell

: any of various cells (such as a macrophage or a B cell) that take up an antigen and process it into a form recognized by and serving to activate a specific helper T cell

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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antigen-presenting cell

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Medical Definition of antigen-presenting cell

: any of various cells (as a macrophage or a B cell) that take up and process an antigen into a form that when displayed at the cell surface in combination with a molecule of the major histocompatibility complex is recognized by and serves to activate a specific helper T cell

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