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suppressor cell Line breaks: sup|pres¦sor cell
(also suppressor T cell)

Definition of suppressor cell in English:


A lymphocyte which can suppress antibody production by other lymphoid cells.
Example sentences
  • Despite all of the uncertainties, the concept of the suppressor cell has been supported by various data as a mechanism of tolerance induction.
  • Instead of silencing the attackers directly, we learned how to generate another type of cell, called a regulatory or suppressor cell, which essentially turns off the attackers.
  • After the invader has been destroyed, suppressor T cells chemically notify B cells and helper T cells to return to a dormant state.
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