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memory cell

Line breaks: mem¦ory cell

Definition of memory cell in English:

noun

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