Definitions for tumor necrosis factor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tumor necrosis factor, tumour necrosis factor, TNF(noun)

    a proinflammatory cytokine that is produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages); has an antineoplastic effect but causes inflammation (as in rheumatoid arthritis)


  1. tumor necrosis factor(Noun)

    Any of several polypeptide hormones, produced by macrophages, that can destroy some cancer cells


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