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, in the meaning defined above

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“Transfer factor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transfer%20factor. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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transfer factor

noun

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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