antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity

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antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity

[‚ant·i‚bäd·ē di¦pen·dənt ‚sel¦mēd·ē‚ād·əd ‚sī·tō·täk′sis·əd·ē]
(immunology)
An immunologic response in which an immunologic effector cell binds to a target cell coated with antibodies, triggering a series of metabolic events that leads to lysis of the target cell.
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