t lymphocyte

t lym·pho·cyte
T t


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tee lim-fuh-sahyt]
    • /ti ˈlɪm fəˌsaɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tee lim-fuh-sahyt]
    • /ti ˈlɪm fəˌsaɪt/

Definition of t lymphocyte words

  • noun t lymphocyte any of several closely related lymphocytes, developed in the thymus, that circulate in the blood and lymph and orchestrate the immune system's response to infected or malignant cells, either by lymphokine secretions or by direct contact: helper T cells recognize foreign antigen on the surfaces of other cells, then they stimulate B cells to produce antibody and signal killer T cells to destroy the antigen-displaying cells; subsequently suppressor T cells return the immune system to normal by inactivating the B cells and killer T cells. 1

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Origin of t lymphocyte

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
1965-70; T(hymus-derived)

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t lymphocyte popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 1% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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