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thymocyte

[thahy-muh-sahyt] /ˈθaɪ məˌsaɪt/
noun, Immunology
1.
a cell that develops in the thymus and is the precursor of T cells.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; thym(us) + -o- + -cyte
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  • The medulla is the location of the latter events in thymocyte development.
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thymocyte

/ˈθaɪməsaɪt/
noun
1.
a lymphocyte found in the thymus
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thymocyte in Medicine

thymocyte thy·mo·cyte (thī'mə-sīt')
n.
A lymphocyte that develops in the thymus and is the precursor of a T cell.

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