HyperDic: cd4_t_cell

English > 1 sense of the expression CD4 T cell:
NOUNbodyCD4 T cell, helper T cell, helper cell, CD4 cellT cell with CD4 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and secretes lymphokines that stimulate B cells and killer T cells
English > CD4 T cell: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningT cell with CD4 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and secretes lymphokines that stimulate B cells and killer T cells; helper T cells are infected and killed by the AIDS virus.
Synonymshelper T cell, helper cell, CD4 cell
BroaderT cell, T lymphocyteA small lymphocyte developed in the thymus

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