name: B cell differentiation
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def: "The process in which a precursor cell type acquires the specialized features of a B cell. A B cell is a lymphocyte of B lineage with the phenotype CD19-positive and capable of B cell mediated immunity." [GO_REF:0000022, GOC:mah]
comment: Note that immunologists typically use the word 'development' to refer to cells of B or T cell lineages undergoing the process that GO describes as 'cell differentiation'.
synonym: "B cell development" RELATED [GOC:add]
synonym: "B lymphocyte differentiation" EXACT 
synonym: "B-cell differentiation" EXACT 
synonym: "B-lymphocyte differentiation" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0030098 ! lymphocyte differentiation
is_a: GO:0042113 ! B cell activation
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