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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Célula plasmática

Plasma cell (PLAZ-muh SEL)
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.



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