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helper cell in Medicine

helper cell help·er cell (hěl'pər)
n.
A T cell that promotes the activation and functions of B cells and other T cells. Also called helper T cell.

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helper cell in Science
helper T cell also helper cell
  (hěl'pər)   
Any of various T cells that, when stimulated by a specific antigen, release lymphokines that promote the activation and function of B cells and killer T cells.
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