HyperDic: b_cell

English > 1 sense of the expression B cell:
NOUNbodyB cell, B lymphocytea lymphocyte derived from bone marrow that provides humoral immunity
English > B cell: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA lymphocyte derived from bone marrow that provides humoral immunity; it recognizes free antigen molecules in solution and matures into plasma cells that secrete immunoglobulin (antibodies) that inactivate the antigens.
SynonymB lymphocyte
Broaderlymphocyte, lymph cellAn agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection
Spanishlinfocito B
CatalanLimfòcit B

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