cytotoxic T-lymphocyte
(CTL)
The activated T-cell that can attack and destroy virus-infected cells, tumor cells, and foreign cells.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • cytotoxic T-cell — a type of T lymphocyte that destroys cancerous cells, virus infected cells, and allografts. Cytotoxic T cells recognize peptide antigens attached to proteins that are encoded by the HLA system …   The new mediacal dictionary

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