killer T cell


noun

a killer cell that destroys target cells only when specifically activated by helper T cells.

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killer T cell

[kĭlər]

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
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