B Lymphocyte
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A type of white blood cell that makes antibodies. B lymphocytes are part of the immune system and develop from stem cells in the bone marrow.

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Elementary School
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  • A white blood cell that comes from bone marrow. As part of the immune system, B lymphocytes make antibodies and help fight infections. Also called B cell.

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    Elementary School
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  • A type of lymphocyte. B lymphocytes (B cells) produce antibodies to help the body fight infection.

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    56

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    Middle School
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    Type of lymphocyte which synthesizes and secretes antibodies in response to the presence of a foreign substance or one identified by it as foreign. The protective effect can be mediated to a certain extent by the antibody alone (contrast T lymphocyte).

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    College
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