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Abbreviation for beta.
1. Second letter of the Greek alphabet.
2. chemistry Denotes the second in a series, the second carbon from a functional (e.g., carboxylic) group, or the direction of a chemical bond toward the viewer. For terms with the prefix β, see the specific term.
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B cellsB LYMPHOCYTES, one of the two main classes of lymphocytes, white cells found in the blood, lymph nodes and tissues which, with other cells, form the immune system of the body. B lymphocytes form CLONES of plasma cells which manufacture antibodies (IMMUNOGLOBULINS).
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