lymphoblast

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

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

lymphoblastic

play \ˌlim(p)-fə-ˈbla-stik\ adjective

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lymphoblast

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

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

lymphoblastic

play \ˌlim(p)-fə-ˈblas-tik\ adjective

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