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Thymus-derived cell

Definition
noun, plural: thymus-derived cells
A type of white blood cell that functions in cell-mediated immunity, and is distinguished from other types of lymphocytes by the presence of special receptor (T cell receptor) on the cell surface.
Supplement
The thymus-derived cells are called as such since they primarily mature and differentiate in the thymus. The different types are:

Variants:

  • T lymphocyte
  • T cell
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