Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Any of various lymphocytes, such as cytotoxic T lymphocytes and natural killer cells, that kill infected or malignant cells.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Pathology) a type of white blood cell that is able to kill cells, such as cancer cells and cells infected with viruses
any of several types of lymphocyte or leukocyte capable of destroying cells that have acquired foreign characteristics.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||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|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
n. linfocito citolítico o linfocito citocida.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012