immunocyte

An immunologically competent leukocyte capable, actively or potentially, of producing antibodies or reacting in cell-mediated immunity reactions. SEE ALSO: I cell. [immuno- + G. kytos, cell]

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im·mu·no·cyte i-'myü-nə-.sīt, 'im-yə-nə- n a cell (as a lymphocyte) that has an immunologic function

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im·mu·no·cyte (imґu-no-sīt″) a cell of the lymphoid series that can react with antigen to produce antibody or to become active in cell-mediated immunity or delayed hypersensitivity reactions; called also immunologically competent cell.

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