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Definition of Cell, plasma

Cell, plasma: A type of white blood cell that produces and secretes antibodies. A plasma cell is a fully differentiated lymphocyte in the B-cell (not the T-cell) lineage. As with most cell types, plasma cells can mutate to give rise to cancer. Plasma cell malignancies include multiple myeloma, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, and plasma cell leukemia.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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