A lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell which can differentiate to form B and T lymphocytes. Both types of lymphocyte are produced in the bone marrow, B lymphocytes remain in the bone marrow to mature whilst T lymphocytes travel to the Thymus to mature. Characteristically, a normal lymphocyte contains a large, dark-staining nucleus; under normal conditions, their nuclei are approximately the same size as a red blood cell, 7 μm.
- ↑ Abbas, A. K.; Lichtman, A. H. (2003). Cellular and Molecular Immunology (5th ed.). Saunders, Philadelphia.