cytolytic T cell

variants: or less commonly cytolytic T lymphocyte
plural cytolytic T cells also cytolytic T lymphocytes

Definition of cytolytic T cell

: 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

First Known Use of cytolytic T cell

1975, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“Cytolytic T cell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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cytolytic T cell

variants: also cytolytic T lymphocyte

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