T lymphocyte

Definition / meaning of T lymphocyte

A type of immune cell that can attack foreign cells, cancer cells, and cells infected with a virus. T lymphocytes can also help control immune responses. A T lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell. Also called T cell and thymocyte.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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