plasmacyte

SYN: plasma cell.

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plas·ma·cyte 'plaz-mə-.sīt n PLASMA CELL
plas·ma·cyt·ic .plaz-mə-'sit-ik adj

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plas·ma·cyte (plazґmə-sīt) plasma cell. plasmacytic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • plasmacyte — noun a plasma cell …   Wiktionary

  • plasmacyte — n. cell which produces antibodies during chronic inflammation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plasmacyte — plas·ma·cyte …   English syllables

  • plasmacyte — noun a cell that develops from a B lymphocyte in reaction to a specific antigen; found in bone marrow and sometimes in the blood • Syn: ↑plasma cell • Hypernyms: ↑lymphocyte, ↑lymph cell • Hyponyms: ↑plasmablast …   Useful english dictionary

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  • plasmacytoma — A discrete, presumably solitary mass of neoplastic plasma cells in bone or in one of various extramedullary sites; in humans, such lesions are probably the initial phase of developing plasma cell myeloma. [plasmacyte + G. oma …   Medical dictionary

  • antibody-producing cell — A lymphocyte of the B series synthesizing and releasing immunoglobulin. Equivalent to plasmacyte and plasma cell …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • plasmacell — plasma cell n. Any of the antibody secreting cells found in lymphoid tissue and derived from B cells upon lymphokine stimulation and reaction with a specific antigen. Also called plasmacyte. * * * …   Universalium

  • plasma cell — Anat. an antibody secreting cell, derived from B cells, that plays a major role in antibody mediated immunity. Also called plasmacyte /plaz meuh suyt /. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

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