lymphocyte

noun
lym·​pho·​cyte | \ ˈlim(p)-fə-ˌsīt How to pronounce lymphocyte (audio) \

Definition of lymphocyte

: 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

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lymphocytic \ ˌlim(p)-​fə-​ˈsi-​tik How to pronounce lymphocytic (audio) \ adjective

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Rosenberg’s team grew these tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, expanding their numbers by a few orders of magnitude, and transferred them back into patients. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, "The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies," 15 July 2019 Hodgkin lymphoma is rarer and different in that those patients test positive for Reed-Sternberg cells, which are abnormally large lymphocytes. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma? Abby Lee Miller Is Diagnosed With Blood Cancer," 19 Apr. 2018 The researchers found that five minutes post-orgasm, the study subjects had an increased level of certain types of lymphocytes (white blood cells that help your immune system fend off illness). Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "14 Benefits of Female Masturbation and Why Every Woman Should Do It," 31 Dec. 2018 Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer that develops from cells in the lymphatic system called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that helps the body fight infections. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans' Andre Hal on lymphoma diagnosis: 'I know how to beat it'," 30 June 2018 Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that develops from cells in the lymphatic system called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that helps the body fight infections. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Diagnosed with lymphoma, Andre Hal watches Texans practice," 12 June 2018 Researchers also removed immune cells from the malignant mass - tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, or TILs - and found some that targeted four of those defects. Laurie Mcginley, ajc, "Researchers use immune-cell 'army' to battle another tough cancer," 4 June 2018 After extracting the tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes from a biopsy, his team can multiply the cells and give billions of them back to the patient. Michelle Cortez, Bloomberg.com, "Immune-System Therapy Eradicated Breast Cancer in New Breakthrough," 4 June 2018 Most new particles of the virus are produced in immune-system cells called T-lymphocytes. The Economist, "HIV+ volunteers are bequeathing their organs to a new project," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of lymphocyte

1890, in the meaning defined above

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lymphocyte

noun
lym·​pho·​cyte | \ ˈlim-fə-ˌsīt How to pronounce lymphocyte (audio) \

Kids Definition of lymphocyte

: 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

lymphocyte

noun
lym·​pho·​cyte | \ ˈlim(p)-fə-ˌsīt How to pronounce lymphocyte (audio) \

Medical Definition of lymphocyte

: 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

Other Words from lymphocyte

lymphocytic \ ˌlim(p)-​fə-​ˈsit-​ik How to pronounce lymphocytic (audio) \ adjective

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