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natural killer cell

[¦nach·rəl ′kil·ər ‚sel]
(histology)
A large, granular lymphocyte that can lyse a variety of target cells when it is activated by interferon. Abbreviated NK.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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