Definition of Plasma cell

1. Noun. A cell that develops from a B lymphocyte in reaction to a specific antigen; found in bone marrow and sometimes in the blood.

Exact synonyms: Plasmacyte
Generic synonyms: Lymph Cell, Lymphocyte
Specialized synonyms: Plasmablast



Definition of Plasma cell

1. Noun. a form of lymphocyte that produces antibodies when reacted with a specific antigen; a plasmacyte ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Plasma cell

1. A terminally differentiated antibody forming and usually antibody secreting, cell of the B-cell lineage. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Plasma cell

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1907)
"Typical plasma-cell. Before going further I think it advisable to state at once that in my own researches I have hardly ever seen a typical plasma-cell, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"By far the most common cell in the infiltration was the plasma cell. ... In some the nucleus was similar to that of the typical plasma cell. ..."

3. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1889)
"In osmic preparations there is generally a light space, free from granules immediately around the oval nucleus of the plasma-cell that simulates somewhat ..."

4. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1899)
"Unna regarded the plasma cell, which occurs freely in the granulations of lupus, as originating from any variety of fixed connective cell and as forming the ..."

5. Practical Handbook of the Pathology of the Skin: An Introduction to the by John MacLeod Hendrie MacLeod (1903)
"... the fact that the protoplasm of the cell does not degenerate into a finely- granular mass. They are derived from a single cell of the plasma-cell type. ..."

6. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1908)
"A cell (with similar appearance to a cell described by some observers as a plasma cell) whose so-called " vacuoles" are opaque and do not stain with ..."

7. Gynæcology for Students & Practitioners by Thomas Watts Eden (1920)
"Many authorities dispute the value of the plasma-cell as a diagnostic feature ... So important is the plasma-cell in the diagnosis of chronic endometritis, ..."

8. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1907)
"Typical plasma-cell. Before going further I think it advisable to state at once that in my own researches I have hardly ever seen a typical plasma-cell, ..."

9. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"By far the most common cell in the infiltration was the plasma cell. ... In some the nucleus was similar to that of the typical plasma cell. ..."

10. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1889)
"In osmic preparations there is generally a light space, free from granules immediately around the oval nucleus of the plasma-cell that simulates somewhat ..."

11. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1899)
"Unna regarded the plasma cell, which occurs freely in the granulations of lupus, as originating from any variety of fixed connective cell and as forming the ..."

12. Practical Handbook of the Pathology of the Skin: An Introduction to the by John MacLeod Hendrie MacLeod (1903)
"... the fact that the protoplasm of the cell does not degenerate into a finely- granular mass. They are derived from a single cell of the plasma-cell type. ..."

13. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1908)
"A cell (with similar appearance to a cell described by some observers as a plasma cell) whose so-called " vacuoles" are opaque and do not stain with ..."

14. Gynæcology for Students & Practitioners by Thomas Watts Eden (1920)
"Many authorities dispute the value of the plasma-cell as a diagnostic feature ... So important is the plasma-cell in the diagnosis of chronic endometritis, ..."

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