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migration-inhibitory factor

 

Definition: a soluble, nondialyzable substance that is produced by sensitized lymphocytes (lymphocytes from a sensitized animal) when exposed to the specific antigen, and that causes adherence and inhibition of migration of macrophages.

Synonym(s): inhibition factor

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