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noun Immunology.
any of several types of lymphocyte or leukocyte capable of destroying cells that have acquired foreign characteristics, as a tumor cell or virus-infected cell.
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British Dictionary definitions for killer cell

killer cell

noun
a type of white blood cell that is able to kill cells, such as cancer cells and cells infected with viruses
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Medical definitions for killer cell

killer cell
[ kĭlər ]

n.
A large differentiated T cell that attacks and lyses target cells bearing specific antigens.cytotoxic T cell killer T cell null cell
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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