Definition of B lymphocyte in English:

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B lymphocyte

noun

Physiology
Another term for B cell.
Example sentences
  • The antibody on B-lymphocytes recognizes and binds foreign proteins, polysaccharides, or lipids in soluble form.
  • The appendix, in conjunction with other parts of the body which also contain cells called B-lymphocytes, manufactures several types of antibodies.
  • The measles virus has been shown by researchers to be present in the tumor cells of patients suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the body's antibody-producing B-lymphocytes.

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Syllabification: B lym·pho·cyte

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