lymphocyte transformation

noun

Medical Definition of lymphocyte transformation

: a transformation caused in lymphocytes by a mitosis-inducing agent (as phytohemagglutinin) or by a second exposure to an antigen and characterized by an increase in size and in the amount of cytoplasm, by visibility of nucleoli in the nucleus, and after about 72 hours by a marked resemblance to blast cells

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“Lymphocyte transformation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lymphocyte%20transformation. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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