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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Autologous lymphocyte (aw-TAH-luh-gus LIM-foh-site)
In transplantation, refers to a person’s own white blood cells. Lymphocytes have a number of roles in the immune system, including the production of antibodies and other substances that fight infections and other diseases.



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