killer T cell

killer T cell

noun
a killer cell that destroys target cells only when specifically activated by helper T cells.
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killer T cell   (kĭl'ər)  Pronunciation Key 
A large differentiated T cell that functions in cell-mediated immunity by attacking and lysing target cells that have specific surface antigens. Also called cytotoxic T cell, killer cell.
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