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cytotoxic cell

 

Definition:

  1. a subset of T lymphocytes that bind to other cells through MHCs and are involved in their destruction.
  2. other cells of the immune system capable of killing pathogens or abberant cells, macrophages, NK cells, K cells.

Synonym(s): T cytotoxic cells

Further information

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