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tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes

Pronunciation: lim'fo-sitz

Definition: lymphocytes collected from the site of a tumor and exposed to IL-2 in vitro to expand the population. When these cells are reinjected into the tumor-bearing host, they will specifically kill the tumor from which they originated.

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