K cells


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kill·er cells

(kil'ĕr selz)
Cytotoxic cells involved in antibody-dependent, cell-mediated immune responses.
Synonym(s): K cells, null cells (1) , T-cytotoxic cells.
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K cells

A type of T lymphocyte activated by an antigen-antibody reaction that directly lyses (kills) infected cells.
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K cells

See KILLER CELLS.
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