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T cell

Definition

noun, plural: T cells

A type of white blood cell that functions in cell-mediated immunity, and is distinguished from other types of lymphocytes by the presence of special receptor (T cell receptor) on the cell surface.


Supplement

The T in T cell stands for thymus. The thymus is the bodily organ where T cells mature.

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