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killer T cell

a killer cell that destroys target cells only when specifically activated by helper T cells. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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killer T cell
A large differentiated T cell that functions in cell-mediated immunity by attacking and lysing target cells that have specific surface antigens. Also called cytotoxic T cell, killer cell.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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