LYMPHOCYTES

or T cells are a type of lymphocyte involved in the immune response. They develop in the thymus gland and can stimulate the development of either T helper cells or T cytotoxic cells.

LYMPHOCYTES: "T-lymphocytes are special in that they are capable of recognizing a specific antigen on a pathogen and then instigating the whole immune response as a result of this."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LYMPHOCYTES," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/lymphocytes-2/ (accessed March 28, 2020).
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