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lymphokine

[lim-fuh-kahyn] /ˈlɪm fəˌkaɪn/
noun, Immunology.
1.
any lymphocyte product, as interferon, that is not an antibody but may participate in the immune response through its effect on the function of other cells, as destroying antigen-coated cells or stimulating macrophages.
Origin of lymphokine
1969
1969; lympho(cyte) + -kine < Greek kīneîn to move; cf. -kinin
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lymphokine

/ˈlɪmfəʊˌkaɪn/
noun
1.
(immunol) a protein, released by lymphocytes, that affects other cells involved in the immune response
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lymphokine in Medicine

lymphokine lym·pho·kine (lĭm'fə-kīn')
n.
Any of various soluble substances, released by sensitized lymphocytes on contact with specific antigens, that act by stimulating activity of monocytes and macrophages.

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lymphokine in Science
lymphokine
  (lĭm'fə-kīn')   
Any of various cytokines released by T cells that have been activated by specific antigens. Lymphokines act as mediators in the immune response by activating macrophages and stimulating lymphocyte production. Interferon is a lymphokine.
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