cytotoxic T cell(redirected from Cytotoxic CD8 T lymphocytes)
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cytotoxic T cell
See killer cell.
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killer T cell
a killer cell that destroys target cells only when specifically activated by helper T cells.Compare natural killer cell.
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|Noun||1.||cytotoxic T 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|
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