lymphokine


lym·pho·kine

noun \ˈlim(p)-fə-ˌkīn\

Definition of LYMPHOKINE

:  any of various substances (as interleukin-2) of low molecular weight that are not antibodies, are secreted by T cells in response to stimulation by antigens, and have a role (as the activation of macrophages or the enhancement or inhibition of antibody production) in cell-mediated immunity

Origin of LYMPHOKINE

lymph- + -kine, from Greek kinein to move about — more at -kinesis
First Known Use: 1969

lym·pho·kine

noun \ˈlim(p)-fə-ˌkīn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LYMPHOKINE

: any of various substances (as an interleukin) of low molecular weight that are not antibodies, are secreted by T cells in response to stimulation by antigens, and have a role (as the activation of macrophages or the enhancement or inhibition of antibody production) in cell-mediated immunity

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