lymphoblast

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noun lym·pho·blast \ˈlim(p)-fə-ˌblast\

Definition of lymphoblast

  1. :  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

lymphoblastic

play \ˌlim(p)-fə-ˈbla-stik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of lymphoblast

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1909


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lymphoblast

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noun lym·pho·blast \ˈlim(p)-fə-ˌblast\

Medical Definition of lymphoblast

  1. :  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

lymphoblastic

\ˌlim(p)-fə-ˈblas-tik\play adjective

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