interleukin-7

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interleukin-7

[‚in·tər¦lük·ən ′sev·ən]
(immunology)
A cytokine that acts as a growth factor for precursors of B cells and T cells and also enhances the generation of interleukin-2-activated nonspecific killer cells and interleukin-2-activated antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes. Abbreviated IL-7.