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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of the antibody-secreting cells found in lymphoid tissue and derived from B cells upon lymphokine stimulation and reaction with a specific antigen. Also called plasmacyte.

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  • n. a form of lymphocyte that produces antibodies when reacted with a specific antigen; a plasmacyte

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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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