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


Medical Dictionary

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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