lymphocytic etymology

English word lymphocytic comes from English lymphocyte, English -ic

Detailed word origin of lymphocytic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
lymphocytic English (eng) Of, or pertaining to lymphocytes.

Words with the same origin as lymphocytic

Descendants of lymphocyte
alymphocytosis lymphocytosis lymphokine
Descendants of -ic
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