Definition of memory cell in English:

memory cell

Line breaks: mem¦ory cell

noun

Physiology
  • A long-lived lymphocyte capable of responding to a particular antigen on its reintroduction, long after the exposure that prompted its production.
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    • 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.

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