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killer cell

noun, Immunology
1.
any of several types of lymphocyte or leukocyte capable of destroying cells that have acquired foreign characteristics, as a tumor cell or virus-infected cell.
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British Dictionary definitions for killer-cell

killer cell

noun
1.
a type of white blood cell that is able to kill cells, such as cancer cells and cells infected with viruses
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killer-cell in Medicine

killer cell kill·er cell (kĭl'ər)
n.
A large differentiated T cell that attacks and lyses target cells bearing specific antigens. Also called cytotoxic T cell, killer T cell, null cell.

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