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Noun: target cell
  1. Any cell that has a specific receptor for an antigen or antibody or hormone or drug, or is the focus of contact by a virus or phagocyte or nerve fibre etc.
  2. An abnormal red blood cell with the appearance of a dark ring surrounding a dark centre; associated with anaemia

Derived forms: target cells

Type of: erythrocyte, RBC, red blood cell, somatic cell, vegetative cell

Encyclopedia: Target cell