A long-lived lymphocyte capable of responding to a particular antigen on its reintroduction, long after the exposure that prompted its production.
- These established memory cells will then be capable of rapidly proliferating upon initial virus infection.
- Once the antigenic stimulation is removed, lymphocytes become quiescent and only some remain viable as memory cells.
- Both types of rejection leave memory cells that remain in circulation to mobilize the immune system if the same foreign antigen is reintroduced.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: mem·o·ry cell
Definition of memory cell in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.