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English definition of “interferon”


noun [C or U] uk   /ˌɪn.təˈfɪə.rɒn/ us    /-t̬ɚˈfɪr.ɑːn/ specialized
one of several proteins in the body that are produced by cells as a reaction to infection by a virusImmunology and vaccination
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