suppressor T cell

noun

Definition of suppressor T cell

  1. :  a T cell that suppresses the immune response of B cells and other T cells to an antigen —called also suppressor cell

1972

First Known Use of suppressor t cell

1972


Medical Dictionary

suppressor T cell

noun

Medical Definition of suppressor T cell

  1. :  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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