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Medical Term:

lymphokine

Pronunciation: lim'fo-kin

Definition: Hormonelike peptide, released by activated lymphocytes, which mediates immune response; a cytokine obtained from lymphocytes.

[lymphocyte + G. kineo, to set in motion]

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