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killer cell

n.
Any of various lymphocytes, such as cytotoxic T lymphocytes and natural killer cells, that kill infected or malignant cells.

killer cell

n
(Pathology) a type of white blood cell that is able to kill cells, such as cancer cells and cells infected with viruses

kill′er cell`


n.
any of several types of lymphocyte or leukocyte capable of destroying cells that have acquired foreign characteristics.
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Noun1.killer cell - 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
T cell, T lymphocyte - a small lymphocyte developed in the thymus; it orchestrates the immune system's response to infected or malignant cells
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Control of human viral infections by natural killer cells.
This automated "GMP-in-a-Box" system will be used to develop next generation manufacturing for immune cells utilized in the treatment of cancer such as natural killer cells.
This, in turn, could improve cancer immunotherapy and shrinktumourss by unleashing antitumour T lymphocytes and natural killer cells.