suppressor T cell


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suppressor T cell

n.
A T cell that reduces or suppresses the immune response of B cells or of other T cells to an antigen.
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suppressor T cell

A subpopulation of regulatory T lymphocytes that develop in the thymus gland, that slows or stops a specific immune response.
See also: cell
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