antigen-sensitive cell

an·ti·gen-·sen·si·tive cell

a small lymphocyte that, although not itself immunologically activated cell, responds to antigenic (immunogenic) stimulus by a process of division and differentiation that results in the production of immunologically activated cells.

an·ti·gen-sen·si·tive cell

(an'ti-jen-sen'si-tiv sel)
A small lymphocyte that, although not itself an immunologically activated cell, responds to antigenic (immunogenic) stimulus by a process of division and differentiation that results in the production of immunologically activated cells.
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In fact, skin is packed with antigen-sensitive cells that respond rapidly to the contents of a vaccine, which means less medicine needs to be used.
These memory B cells are a reserve of antigen-sensitive cells that become active and are able to respond rapidly should the antigen enter the body at a later time.