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NK cell

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noun

An abbreviated form for Natural Killer cell, a form of T lymphocyte that kills target cell through antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity.


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This type of cell attacks tumor cells and infected cells by releasing chemicals that are toxic to the cell, resulting to cell death of the target cell.


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