sensitized cell

sen·si·tized cell

1. a cell that has been exposed to antigen and activated.
2. a small, "committed," cell derived, by division and differentiation, from a resting lymphocyte;
3. a cell, including a bacterial cell, which has combined with specific antibody to form a complex capable of reacting with complement components.

sen·si·tized cell

(sen'si-tīzd sel)
1. A cell that has combined with antibody to form a complex capable of reacting with complement components.
2. A small, "committed," cell derived, by division and differentiation, from a transformed lymphocyte.
3. A cell that has been either exposed to antigen or opsonized with antibodies and/or complement.
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I hadn't the least idea of selling my hair at first, but as I went along I kept thinking what I could do, and feeling as if I'd like to dive into some of the rich stores and help myself.
By turning their heads they could see through an- other window, along an alleyway that ran behind the Main Street stores and into the back door of Abner Groff's bakery.
The baggage, stores and supplies that were to be left behind were made as snug as possible, and so piled up that wild beasts could do the least harm.
Behind the hotel there was an old store building, where the salesmen opened their big trunks and spread out their samples on the counters.
The Ratignolles lived at no great distance from Edna's home, on the corner of a side street, where Monsieur Ratignolle owned and conducted a drug store which enjoyed a steady and prosperous trade.
Groceries, toy-shops, drygoods stores, with their immense panes of plate-glass, their gorgeous fixtures, their vast and complete assortments of merchandise, in which fortunes had been invested; and those noble mirrors at the farther end of each establishment, doubling all this wealth by a brightly burnished vista of unrealities
One whaleman has estimated it at the weight of twenty line-of-battle ships, with all their guns, and stores, and men on board.
One of the plates in the set had been found broken when they unpacked it, and Ona was going to the store the first thing in the morning to make them change it; also they had promised three saucepans, and there had only two come, and did Jurgis think that they were trying to cheat them?
Rachel Halliday moved quietly to and fro, collecting from her household stores such needments as could be arranged in the smallest compass, for the wanderers who were to go forth that night.
The stores and houses was most all old, shackly, dried up frame con- cerns that hadn't ever been painted; they was set up three or four foot above ground on stilts, so as to be out of reach of the water when the river was over- flowed.
It was six blocks long, and in each block two or three brick stores, three stories high, towered above interjected bunches of little frame shops.
They knew well enough that the raftsmen were all down at the village laying in stores or having a spree, but still that was no excuse for their conducting this thing in an unpiratical way.