any small, long-lived lymphocyte that has previously encountered a given antigen and that on reexposure to the same antigen rapidly initiates the immune response (memory T cell) or proliferates and produces large amounts of specific antibody (memory B cell): the agent of lasting immunity.
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"Well, that hour's memory-cell is filled all right," Lloyd thought.The Little Colonel in Arizona
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The creation of memory cells is one of the main goals of vaccination.
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