HyperDic: t_cell

English > 1 sense of the expression T cell:
NOUNbodyT cell, T lymphocytea small lymphocyte developed in the thymus
English > T cell: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA small lymphocyte developed in the thymus; it orchestrates the immune system's response to infected or malignant cells.
SynonymT lymphocyte
Narrowerhelper T cell, helper cell, CD4 T 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
killer T cell, killer cell, cytotoxic T cell, CD8 T cell, CD8 cellT cell with CD8 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and binds to the infected cell and kill it
Broaderlymphocyte, lymph cellAn agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection

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