gamma interferon
noun Date: 1980 an interferon that is produced by T cells, regulates the immune response, and in a form produced by recombinant DNA technology is used especially to control infections due to inability of white blood cells to destroy certain bacteria and fungi — compare alpha interferon, beta interferon

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