plasmacyte

plasma cell

noun
Anatomy. an antibody-secreting cell, derived from B cells, that plays a major role in antibody-mediated immunity.
Also called plasmacyte [plaz-muh-sahyt] .


Origin:
1885–90

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plasma cell n.
An antibody-producing lymphocyte derived from a B cell upon reaction with a specific antigen. Also called plasmacyte.

plasmacyte plas·ma·cyte or plas·mo·cyte (plāz'mə-sīt')
n.
See plasma cell.

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plasma cell  
A lymphocyte that originates from a B cell and produces antibodies as part of a humoral immune response. See Note at antibody.
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