lymphocyte

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noun lym·pho·cyte \ˈlim(p)-fə-ˌsīt\

Definition of lymphocyte

  1. :  any of the colorless weakly motile cells originating from stem cells and differentiating in lymphoid tissue (as of the thymus or bone marrow) that are the typical cellular elements of lymph, include the cellular mediators of immunity, and constitute 20 to 30 percent of the white blood cells of normal human blood — compare b cell, t cell

lymphocytic

play \ˌlim(p)-fə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

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LYMPHOCYTE Defined for Kids

lymphocyte

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noun lym·pho·cyte \ˈlim-fə-ˌsīt\

Definition of lymphocyte for Students

  1. :  any of the white blood cells of the immune system that play a role in recognizing and destroying foreign cells, particles, or substances that have invaded the body


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lymphocyte

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noun lym·pho·cyte \ˈlim(p)-fə-ˌsīt\

Medical Definition of lymphocyte

  1. :  any of the colorless weakly motile cells that originate from stem cells and differentiate in lymphoid tissue (as of the thymus or bone marrow), that are the typical cellular elements of lymph, that include the cellular mediators of immunity, and that constitute 20 to 30 percent of the white blood cells of normal human blood—see b cell, t cell

lymphocytic

\ˌlim(p)-fə-ˈsit-ik\play adjective


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