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Plasma Cell

Glossary

plasma cell

A type of immune cell that makes large amounts of a specific antibody. Plasma cells develop from B cells that have been activated. A plasma cell is a type of white blood cell. Also called plasmacyte.

Last updated: 2015-07-29

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)