immunologically competent cell

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im·mu·no·log·i·cal·ly com·pe·tent cell

a small lymphocyte capable of being immunologically activated by exposure to a substance that is antigenic (immunogenic) for the respective cell; activation involves either the capacity to produce antibody or the capacity to participate in cell-mediated immunity.
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