/lim"feuh kuyn'/, n. Immunol.
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.
[1969; LYMPHO(CYTE) + -kine < Gk kineîn to move; cf. -KININ]

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