plasmacyte


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plasmacyte

 [plaz´mah-sīt]
plasma cell. adj., adj plasmacyt´ic.

plas·ma cell

an ovoid cell with an eccentric nucleus; the cytoplasm is strongly basophilic because of the abundant RNA in its endoplasmic reticulum; plasma cells are derived from B lymphocytes and are active in the formation and secretion of antibodies.
Synonym(s): plasmacyte

plasmacyte

/plas·ma·cyte/ (-sīt) plasma cell.plasmacyt´ic

plasmacyte

(plăz′mə-sīt′)

plas·ma cell

(plaz'mă sel)
An ovoid cell with an eccentric nucleus having chromatin arranged like a clock face or spokes of a wheel; the cytoplasm is strongly basophilic because of the abundant RNA in its endoplasmic reticulum; plasma cells are derived from B lymphocytes and are active in the formation of antibodies.
Synonym(s): plasmacyte.

plasmacyte, plasmocyte

see plasma cell.
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Biopsies of the pharynx, performed after radiotherapy, showed infiltration of small lymphocytes, plasmacytes, and neutrophils in the submucosal area.

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