lymphokine lym·pho·kine (lĭm'fə-kīn')
Any of various soluble substances, released by sensitized lymphocytes on contact with specific antigens, that act by stimulating activity of monocytes and macrophages.
|lymphokine (lĭm'fə-kīn') Pronunciation Key
Any of various cytokines released by T cells that have been activated by specific antigens. Lymphokines act as mediators in the immune response by activating macrophages and stimulating lymphocyte production. Interferon is a lymphokine.