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thymocyte

 [thi´mo-sīt]
a lymphocyte arising in the thymus.
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thy·mo·cyte

(thī'mō-sīt),
A cell that develops in the thymus, seemingly from a stem cell of bone marrow and of fetal liver; precursor of the thymus-derived lymphocyte (T lymphocyte) that effects cell-mediated (delayed type) sensitivity.
[thymus + G. kytos, cell]
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thymocyte

(thī′mə-sīt′)
n.
A lymphocyte that derives from the thymus and is the precursor of a T cell.
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thy·mo·cyte

(thī'mō-sīt)
A cell that develops in the thymus, seemingly from a stem cell of bone marrow and of fetal liver, and is the precursor of the thymus-derived lymphocyte (T lymphocyte) that affects cell-mediated (delayed type) sensitivity.
[thymus + G. kytos, cell]
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