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noun Immunology.

a T cell that stimulates B cells to produce antibody against a foreign substance, using lymphokines or direct contact as a signal.

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Also called T helper cell.
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British Dictionary definitions for helper T cell

helper T-cell

noun

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Scientific definitions for helper T cell

helper T cell

Any of various T cells that, when stimulated by a specific antigen, release lymphokines that promote the activation and function of B cells and killer T cells.
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