lymphocyte etymology

English word lymphocyte comes from English -cyte, English lympho-

Detailed word origin of lymphocyte

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-cyte English (eng) Used to form cell names and classifications for mature cells.
lympho- English (eng) Pertaining to lymph, lymphoid or lymphatic tissues or vessels, or lymphocytes.
lymphocyte English (eng) (cytology, immunology) A type of white blood cell or leukocyte that is divided into two principal groups and a null group; B-lymphocytes, which produce antibodies in the humoral immune response, T-lymphocytes, which participate in the cell-mediated immune response and the null group, which contains natural killer cells, cytotoxic cells that participate in the innate immune response.

Words with the same origin as lymphocyte

Descendants of -cyte
adipocyte cholangiocytic chondrocyte coelomocyte corneocyte degmacyte dendrocyte enterocytic ependymocyte gonocyte hemocyte hepatocyte histiocytic histocyte lactocyte lipocyte lymphocytic macrocyte necrocyte pinacocyte plasmacyte solenocyte tenocyte trophocyte
Descendants of lympho-
Lymphocystivirus lymphocryptovirus lymphocystis lymphocytotoxic lymphocytotoxicity lymphodeplete lymphodepletion lymphoepithelioma lymphogram lymphohematogenous lymphohistiocytic lymphohistiocytosis lymphoimmune lymphology lymphomononuclear lymphoproliferation lymphoproliferative lymphoreplete lymphoreticular lymphoreticulosis lymphosarcoma lymphoscintigraphy lymphovascular