from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several regulatory proteins, such as the interleukins and lymphokines, that are released by cells of the immune system and act as intercellular mediators in the generation of an immune response.
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- noun biochemistry, immunology Any of various small
regulatory proteinsthat regulatethe cells of the immune system.
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- noun any of various protein molecules secreted by cells of the immune system that serve to regulate the immune system
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[cyto– + Greek kīnein, to move; see kinin.]
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