Etymology
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lymphocyte (n.)

cell found in the lymph, 1890, from lympho- "lymph" (see lymph) + -cyte "a cell."

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Definitions of lymphocyte

lymphocyte (n.)
an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection;
Synonyms: lymph cell
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