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regulatory T cell (REH-gyoo-luh-TOR-ee T sel)

A type of immune cell that blocks the actions of some other types of lymphocytes, to keep the
immune system from becoming over-active. Regulatory T cells are being studied in the treatment
of cancer. A regulatory T cell is a type of white blood cell and a type of lymphocyte. Also called
suppressor T cell, T reg, and T-regulatory cell.

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