One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A lymphocyte not processed by the thymus gland, and responsible for producing antibodies.Compare with T cell
Also called B lymphocyte
- ‘Three important kinds of lymphocytes are T-cells, B-cells, and Natural Killer Cells.’
- ‘This finding is also consistent with the known high levels of expression of TLR4 on macrophages, dendritic cells, and B-cells.’
- ‘There are two types of immune system - a B-cell and a T-cell.’
- ‘‘Rituxan works on a component of the immune system called B-cells,’ Dr. Hawker said.’
- ‘Green tea improves the overall functioning of the immune system, as it is thought to stimulate immune cells, specifically B-cells, which fight infection by building lymphatic tissue and producing antibodies.’
B for bursa, referring to the organ in birds where it was first identified.
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