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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Linfocito B

B lymphocyte ( LIM-foh-site)
A type of immune cell that makes proteins called antibodies, which bind to microorganisms and other foreign substances, and help fight infections. A B lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell. Also called B cell.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.