thymocyte

noun

thy·​mo·​cyte ˈthī-mə-ˌsīt How to pronounce thymocyte (audio)
: a cell of the thymus
especially : a thymic lymphocyte

Word History

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First Known Use

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thymocyte was circa 1923

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“Thymocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thymocyte. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

thymocyte

noun
thy·​mo·​cyte ˈthī-mə-ˌsīt How to pronounce thymocyte (audio)
: a cell of the thymus
especially : a thymic lymphocyte

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