Dictionary.com

plasma cell

Save This Word!

noun
Anatomy. an antibody-secreting cell, derived from B cells, that plays a major role in antibody-mediated immunity.

COMPARE MEANINGS

Click for a side-by-side comparison of meanings. Use the word comparison feature to learn the differences between similar and commonly confused words.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is commonly used with other verbs to express intention?
Also called plas·ma·cyte [plaz-muh-sahyt]. /ˈplæz məˌsaɪt/.

Origin of plasma cell

First recorded in 1885–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use plasma cell in a sentence

Medical definitions for plasma cell

plasma cell

n.
An antibody-producing lymphocyte derived from a B cell upon reaction with a specific antigen.plasmacyte
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for plasma cell

plasma cell

A lymphocyte that originates from a B cell and produces antibodies as part of a humoral immune response. See Note at antibody.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK