noun Etymology: lymph- + -kine, from Greek kinein to move about — more at -kinesis Date: 1969 any of various substances (as interleukin-2) of low molecular weight that are not antibodies, are secreted by T cells in response to stimulation by antigens, and have a role (as the activation of macrophages or the enhancement or inhibition of antibody production) in cell-mediated immunity

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