[lim-fuh-kahyn] /ˈlɪm fəˌkaɪn/
any lymphocyte product, as interferon, that is not an antibody but may participate in the immune response through its effect on the function of other cells, as destroying antigen-coated cells or stimulating macrophages.
(immunol) a protein, released by lymphocytes, that affects other cells involved in the immune response
lymphokine lym·pho·kine (lĭm’fə-kīn’)
Any of various soluble substances, released by sensitized lymphocytes on contact with specific antigens, that act by stimulating activity of monocytes and macrophages.
Any of various cytokines released by T cells that have been activated by specific antigens. Lymphokines act as mediators in the immune response by activating macrophages and stimulating lymphocyte production. Interferon is a lymphokine.
- Lymphokine-activated killer cell
[lim-fuh-kahyn-ak-tuh-vey-tid] /ˈlɪm fə kaɪnˌæk təˌveɪ tɪd/ noun, Immunology. 1. .
lymphology lym·phol·o·gy (lĭm-fŏl’ə-jē) n. See lymphangiology.
lymphokinesis lym·pho·ki·ne·sis (lĭm’fō-kə-nē’sĭs) n.
- Lymphomatoid granulomatosis
lymphomatoid granulomatosis n. A disease characterized by granulomatous proliferations of atypical white blood cells, plasma cells, and histiocytes that invade and destroy the small arteries of the lung, skin, kidneys and nervous system; it usually affects adult men and may develop into lymphoma. Also called polymorphic reticulosis.