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clonal selection theory

 

Definition: a theory which states that each lymphocyte has membrane-bound immunoglobulin receptors specific for a particular antigen and after the receptor is engaged, proliferation of the cell occurs such that a clone of antibody-producing cells (plasma cell) is produced.

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