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English definition of “cytokine”


noun [C] uk   /ˈsaɪ.tə.kaɪn/ us    /ˈsɑɪ.t̬əˌkɑɪn/ specialized
a small protein produced by cells in the nervous and immune systems that affects what happens between cellsSubstances and structures in the body
(Definition of cytokine from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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