Adult human accrue lots of T-cells

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primroseheel

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korean-korea
Hi,

In this sentence below, can I use "gain" instead of "accrue"? I'm not sure what accrue means.. or can you recommend any easier word for that?


They looked at killer T-cells, which multiply and attack microbes during an infection. Adult human "accrue" lots of T-cells, each adapted to deal with a different disease.
 
  • primroseheel

    Senior Member
    korean-korea
    :oops:Thanks, Franco-filly.
    I have one more question though.

    The sentence is followed by these ones below. And I wonder if the words underlined refer to killer T-cells, or T-cells?

    Babies have fewer of the battle-hardened variety and the researchers found those in lab mice resembled those of babies. The killer T-cells in wild mice, however, were like those of human adults.


    It's from "economist" by the way.
     
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