Definition of thymocyte in English:

thymocyte

Line breaks: thymo|cyte
Pronunciation: /ˈθʌɪmə(ʊ)sʌɪt
 
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noun

Physiology
  • A lymphocyte within the thymus gland.
    More example sentences
    • The systemic immune effects include increased apoptosis of thymocytes, decreased macrophage phagocytosis, thymic atrophy and diminished allograft rejection.
    • The effect of thymic peptide on the functions of tissue macrophages, tumor-associated macrophages, and tumor-induced apoptosis of thymocytes was studied.
    • All the three proteoglycans stimulated mice thymocyte and splenocyte proliferation and elevated cell cytotoxicity.

Origin

1920s: from thymus + -cyte.

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