suppressor T cell

noun

Definition of suppressor T cell

: a T cell that suppresses the immune response of B cells and other T cells to an antigen

called also suppressor cell

First Known Use of suppressor T cell

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Suppressor T cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suppressor%20T%20cell. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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suppressor T cell

noun

Medical Definition of suppressor T cell

: a T cell that suppresses the immune response of B cells and other T cells to an antigen resulting in tolerance for the antigen by the organism containing the T cell

called also suppressor cell, suppressor lymphocyte, suppressor T lymphocyte, T suppressor cell

— compare cytotoxic t cell, helper t cell

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