killer T cell

killer T cell
noun
T cell with CD8 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and binds to the infected cell and kill it
Hypernyms: ↑T cell, ↑T lymphocyte

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized T

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

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killer T cell,
a type of T cell that destroys viral, bacterial, and other foreign matter in the body, especially with helper T cells.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • killer T cell — n cytotoxic T cell …   Medical dictionary

  • killer T cell — a killer cell that destroys target cells only when specifically activated by helper T cells. Cf. natural killer cell. * * * …   Universalium

  • killer T cell — n. imu a killer cell that destroys target cells only when specifically activated by helper T cells Compare natural killer cell …   From formal English to slang

  • killer T cell — noun Date: 1975 a T cell that functions in cell mediated immunity by destroying a cell (as one infected with a virus) having specific antigenic molecules on its surface called also cytotoxic T cell …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • killer T cell — noun A cytotoxic T cell …   Wiktionary

  • killer T cell — T cells that kill cells displaying recognized antigens …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • Natural Killer T cell — Natural killer T (NKT) cells are a heterogeneous group of T cells that share properties of both T cells and natural killer (NK) cells. Many of these cells recognize the non polymorphic CD1d molecule, an antigen presenting molecule that binds self …   Wikipedia

  • killer cell — n. any of various cells that destroy germs, infected cells, etc.; esp., a lymphocyte (killer T cell) that destroys infected or cancerous cells by releasing proteins that damage the cell membranes of the target cells …   English World dictionary

  • killer cell — noun T cell with CD8 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus infected cell and binds to the infected cell and kill it • Syn: ↑killer T cell, ↑cytotoxic T cell, ↑CD8 T cell, ↑CD8 cell • Hypernyms: ↑T cell, ↑T lymphocyte * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • killer cell — noun Date: 1972 a lymphocyte (as a killer T cell or a natural killer cell) with cytotoxic activity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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