CD8

CD8
noun
a membrane glycoprotein that is found primarily on the surface of cytotoxic T cells
Hypernyms: ↑glycoprotein

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\\ˌsē(ˌ)dēˈāt\ noun (-s)
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: cluster of differentiation antigen + 8
: a glycoprotein found on the surface especially of killer T cells that usually functions to facilitate recognition by killer T cell receptors of antigens complexed with molecules of a class that are found on the surface of most nucleated cells and are the product of genes of the major histocompatibility complex

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