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- noun Any of the antibody-secreting cells found in lymphoid tissue and derived from B cells upon lymphokine stimulation and reaction with a specific antigen.
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- noun a form of
lymphocytethat produces antibodieswhen reacted with a specific antigen; a plasmacyte
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- noun a cell that develops from a B lymphocyte in reaction to a specific antigen; found in bone marrow and sometimes in the blood
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