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A glycoprotein that is found on the surface of certain T cells, especially cytotoxic T lymphocytes, and that functions to bind the T cell to molecules on the surface of the target cell that is to be killed.
[c(luster of) d(ifferentiation antigen) 8.]
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|Noun||1.||CD8 - a membrane glycoprotein that is found primarily on the surface of cytotoxic T cells|
glycoprotein - a conjugated protein having a carbohydrate component
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