<immunology> One type of T-lymphocyte which bears the CD8 molecular marker on its surface. Some CD8 cells recognise and kill cancerous cells and those infected by intracellular pathogens (some bacteria, viruses and mycoplasma). These cells are called cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (see).

(09 Oct 1997)

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