What does the word t cell mean?

  • Lymphocytes responsible for cell- mediated immunity. Two types have been identified - cytotoxic ( T- LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and helper T- lymphocytes ( T- LYMPHOCYTES, HELPER- INDUCER). They are formed when lymphocytes circulate through the thymus gland and differentiate to thymocytes. When exposed to an antigen, they divide rapidly and produce large numbers of new T cells sensitized to that antigen.

Each person working in the medical industry sometimes needs to know how to define a word from medical terminology. For example - how to explain t cell? Here you can see the medical definition for t cell. Medical-dictionary.cc is your online dictionary, full of medical definitions.