transfer factor


transfer factor

noun

Definition of TRANSFER FACTOR

:  a substance that is produced and secreted by a lymphocyte functioning in cell-mediated immunity and that upon incorporation into a lymphocyte which has not been sensitized confers on it the same immunological specificity as the sensitized cell

First Known Use of TRANSFER FACTOR

1956

transfer factor

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSFER FACTOR

: a substance that is produced and secreted by a lymphocyte functioning in cell-mediated immunity and that upon incorporation into a lymphocyte which has not been sensitized confers on it the same immunological specificity as the sensitized cell

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