Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: killer cell
  1. T cell with CD8 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and binds to the infected cell and kill it
    - killer T cell, cytotoxic T cell, CD8 T cell, CD8 cell

Derived forms: killer cells

Type of: T cell, T lymphocyte

Encyclopedia: Killer cell