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noun, Immunology.
a small killer cell that destroys virus-infected cells or tumor cells without activation by an immune system cell or antibody.

natural killer cell n.

Abbr. NK cell A killer cell that is activated by double-stranded RNA and fights off viral infections and tumors.


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