cytolytic T cell

noun

variants or less commonly cytolytic T lymphocyte
plural cytolytic T cells also cytolytic T lymphocytes
: cytotoxic T cell
The MHC-peptide complexes move to the surface and become anchored in the cell membrane, ready to be scrutinized by cytolytic T cells.Thierry Boon

Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cytolytic T cell was in 1975

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“Cytolytic T cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytolytic%20T%20cell. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

cytolytic T cell

noun
variants also cytolytic T lymphocyte
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