Definition of Lymph cell

1. Noun. An agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection.

Medical Definition of Lymph cell

1. White cell of the blood that are derived from stem cells of the lymphoid series. Two main classes are recognised, T and B lymphocytes, the latter responsible (when activated) for production of antibody, the former subdivided into subsets (helper, suppressor, cytotoxic T-cells) and responsible both for cell-mediated immunity and for stimulating B-cells. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lymph Cell

lyme arthritis
lyme disease
lyme disease antibody
lyme disease serology
lymph cell (current term)
lymph circulation
lymph cords
lymph corpuscle
lymph embolism
lymph follicle
lymph gland
lymph glands
lymph node
lymph node excision
lymph node of azygos arch
lymph node of ligamentum arteriosum
lymph node permeability factor
lymph nodes
lymph nodes of abdominal organs

Literary usage of Lymph cell

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1. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1861)
"To expand this a little, and make it intelligible, we find the healthy lymph-cell small, circular, slightly granular, with a little nucleus, and developing ..."

2. On the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer and the Tumours Analogous to it by Maurice Henry Collis (1864)
"Pus affords another example of the low vitality of the lymph-cell. ... My doctrine with regard to the lymph-cell is this—that, although developed in the ..."

3. The British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review, Or, Quarterly Journal of (1861)
"Collis then speaks as follows of growths which are not cancer, but which equally with it have their origin in the lymph-cell: " After reading most of ..."

4. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1861)
"... be included in the following formula:—" The nearer in form and power of development that the constituent cells of a tumour are to the healthy lymph-cell ..."

5. The Biology of the Blood-cells with a Glossary of Hæmatological Terms: For by Oskar Cameron Gruner (1914)
"It is for this reason that we shall not describe the structure of the thymus in relation to lymph-cell factories. The writer feels that at the present day ..."

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