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Thymus-derived cell

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Definition

noun, plural: thymus-derived 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 thymus-derived cells are called as such since they primarily mature and differentiate in the thymus. The different types are:


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