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thymocyte

[ thahy-muh-sahyt ]
/ ˈθaɪ məˌsaɪt /
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noun Immunology.
a cell that develops in the thymus and is the precursor of T cells.
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Origin of thymocyte

First recorded in 1920–25; thym(us) + -o- + -cyte
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British Dictionary definitions for thymocyte

thymocyte
/ (ˈθaɪməsaɪt) /

noun
a lymphocyte found in the thymus
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Medical definitions for thymocyte

thymocyte
[ thīmə-sīt′ ]

n.
A lymphocyte that develops in the thymus and is the precursor of a T cell.
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