Pronunciation: (PLAZ-muh sel)
A type of immune cell that makes large amounts of a specific antibody. Plasma cells develop from B cells that have been activated. A plasma cell is a type of white blood cell. Also called plasmacyte.
Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
Caption: Blood cell development. A blood stem cell goes through several steps to become a red blood cell, platelet, or white blood cell.Date last modified: 2009-02-05