Thymocytes are hematopoietic progenitor cells present in the thymus. Thymopoiesis is the process in the thymus by which thymocytes differentiate into mature T lymphocytes. The primary function of thymocytes is the generation of T lymphocytes (T cells). The thymus provides an inductive environment, ...
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Lymphocyte within the thymus; term usually applied to an immature lymphocyte.
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<haematology> Lymphocyte within the thymus, term usually applied to an immature lymphocyte. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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(thi´mo-sīt) a lymphocyte arising in the thymus.
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(from the article `lymphatic system`) In the cortex of the thymus, developing T cells, called thymocytes, come to distinguish between the body`s own components, referred to as `self,` and ...
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thymocyte A cell in the thymus that migrated there as a prothymocyte from the bone marrow.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: thī′mō-sīt Definitions: 1. A cell that develops in the thymus, seemingly from a stem cell of bone marrow and of fetal liver; precursor of the thymus-derived lymphocyte (T lymphocyte) that effects cell-mediated (delayed type) sensitivity.
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A type of immune cell that can attack foreign cells, cancer cells, and cells infected with a virus. Thymocytes can also help control immune responses. A thymocyte is a type of white blood cell. Also called T cell and T lymphocyte.
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