target cell

noun

: a cell that is acted on selectively by a specific agent (as a virus, drug, or hormone)
the receptor that HIV binds to in entering its target cellsMichael Balter

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“Target cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/target%20cell. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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