Companion Cells

Science / Biology / Companion Cells: Specialized cells in the phloem that load sugars into the sieve elements and help maintain a functional plasma membrane in the sieve elements.

Other Words for Companion

Companion Noun Synonyms: vade-mecum, manual, handbook, guide, reference book, enchiridion
Companion Adjective Synonyms: fellow, associate, comrade, colleague, confrŠre, mate, buddy

Plasma Cells

Science / Biology / Plasma Cells: Cells produced from B cells that synthesize and release antibodies. MORE

Mast Cells

Science / Biology / Mast Cells: Cells that synthesize and release histamine, as during an allergic response; found most often in connective tissue surrounding blood vessels. MORE

Langerhans Cells

Science / Biology / Langerhans Cells: Epidermal cells that participate in the infiammatory response by engulfing microorganisms and releasing chemicals that mobilize immune system cells. MORE

Helper T Cells

Science / Biology / Helper T Cells: A type of lymphocyte that stimulates the production of antibodies by activating B cells when an antigen is present. MORE

Schwann Cells

Science / Biology / Schwann Cells: Specialized glial cells that form the myelin sheath that coats many axons. Cells surrounding the axons of some neurons, thus forming the myelin sheath. MORE

Sieve Cells

Science / Biology / Sieve Cells: Conducting cells in the phloem of vascular plants. See sieve elements MORE