from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various substances released by T cells that have been activated by antigens. They function in the immune response through a variety of actions, including stimulating the production of nonsensitized lymphocytes and activating macrophages.
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- n. Any of a group of cytokines produced by lymphocytes
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- n. a cytokine secreted by helper T cells in response to stimulation by antigens and that acts on other cells of the immune system (as by activating macrophages)
lympho- + Greek kīnein, to move; see kinin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)