killer cell definition

  • noun:
    • some of numerous big classified T cells that recognize and lyse target cells bearing a particular foreign antigen, often by infection with a virus, hence also function in security against cancer tumors cells. Also known as cytotoxic T cell, killer T cell.
    • T cellular with CD8 receptor that acknowledges antigens at first glance of a virus-infected mobile and binds towards contaminated cellular and eliminate it

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