plasma cell


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

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Origin of plasma cell

1
First recorded in 1885–90
  • Also called plas·ma·cyte [plaz-muh-sahyt]. /ˈplæz məˌsaɪt/.

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Scientific definitions for plasma cell

plasma cell

  1. A lymphocyte that originates from a B cell and produces antibodies as part of a humoral immune response. See Note at antibody.

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