immune cells

Definition of immune cell

immune cell

(ih-MYOON sel)
A cell that is part of the immune system and helps the body fight infections and other diseases. Immune cells develop from stem cells in the bone marrow and become different types of white blood cells. These include neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, mast cells, monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, natural killer cells, and lymphocytes (B cells and T cells).

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms