accessory cell


noun

Immunology. any of various cells of the immune system that work with T or B cells to initiate a specific immune response.
Also called subsidiary cell. Botany. a plant epidermal cell associated with guard cells and different morphologically from other epidermal cells.

Origin of accessory cell

First recorded in 1830–35
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Science definitions for accessory cell

accessory cell


See subsidiary cell.
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