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B cell



Biol.
1. Also called B lymphocyte. a type of lymphocyte, developed in bone marrow, that circulates in the blood and lymph and, upon encountering a particular foreign antigen, differentiates into a clone of plasma cells that secrete a specific antibody and a clone of memory cells that make the antibody on subsequent encounters.
2. Also called beta cell. a cell in the islet of Langerhans that produces and secretes insulin.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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