HyperDic: target_cell

English > 2 senses of the expression target cell:
NOUNbodytarget cellany cell that has a specific receptor for an antigen or antibody or hormone or drug, or is the focus of contact by a virus or phagocyte or nerve fiber etc.
bodytarget cellan abnormal red blood cell with the appearance of a dark ring surrounding a dark center
English > target cell: 2 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningAny cell that has a specific receptor for an antigen or antibody or hormone or drug, or is the focus of contact by a virus or phagocyte or nerve fiber etc..
Broadersomatic cell, vegetative cellAny of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells
English > target cell: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningAn abnormal red blood cell with the appearance of a dark ring surrounding a dark center; associated with anemia.
Broaderred blood cell, RBC, erythrocyteA mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues

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