plasma cell

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Antibody-producing cells found in blood-forming tissue and also in the epithelium of the lungs and gut. They develop in the bone marrow, lymph nodes, and spleen when antigens stimulate B lymphocytes to produce the precursor cells that give rise to them. Malignant proliferation of plasma cells results in either a plasmacytoma or multiple myeloma.

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