lymphoblast

noun
lym·​pho·​blast | \ ˈlim(p)-fə-ˌblast How to pronounce lymphoblast (audio) \

Definition of lymphoblast

: a lymphocyte that has enlarged following stimulation by an antigen, has the capacity to recognize the stimulating antigen, and is undergoing proliferation and differentiation either to an effector state in which it functions to eliminate the antigen or to a memory state in which it functions to recognize the future reappearance of the antigen

Other Words from lymphoblast

lymphoblastic \ ˌlim(p)-​fə-​ˈbla-​stik How to pronounce lymphoblast (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of lymphoblast

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Lymphoblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lymphoblast. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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lymphoblast

noun
lym·​pho·​blast | \ ˈlim(p)-fə-ˌblast How to pronounce lymphoblast (audio) \

Medical Definition of lymphoblast

: a lymphocyte that has enlarged following stimulation by an antigen, has the capacity to recognize the stimulating antigen, and is undergoing proliferation and differentiation either to an effector state in which it functions to eliminate the antigen or to a memory state in which it functions to recognize the future reappearance of the antigen

called also lymphocytoblast

— compare leukoblast

Other Words from lymphoblast

lymphoblastic \ ˌlim(p)-​fə-​ˈblas-​tik How to pronounce lymphoblast (audio) \ adjective

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