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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lymphokine that is released by macrophages and other cells and that induces the production of interleukin-2 by helper T cells and stimulates the inflammatory response.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[inter– + Greek leukos, white; see leuko– + –in.]

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