lymphocyte

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Synonyms for lymphocyte

an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection

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Specific memory lymphocytes are generated during the immune response.
When they do, these T cells activate and divide, giving rise to two types of daughter cells: "effector lymphocytes" responsible for immediate host defense and "memory lymphocytes" that provide long-term protection from similar infections.
We found a dose-dependent increase in spleen cell numbers in the supplemented mice, but the proportions of B cells, T cells, NK cells, granulocytes, and memory lymphocytes were normal.
These memory lymphocytes respond by enlarging (lymphoblast transformation) and dividing (proliferation).