Definitions for killer cell

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kill′er cell`(n.)

  1. any of several types of lymphocyte or leukocyte capable of destroying cells that have acquired foreign characteristics.

    Category: Immunology

Princeton's WordNet

  1. killer T cell, killer cell, cytotoxic T cell, CD8 T cell, CD8 cell(noun)

    T cell with CD8 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and binds to the infected cell and kill it


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