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Definition of Receptor, T-cell

Receptor, T-cell: A molecule on the surface of T-lymphocytes (T-cells) for recognizing specific antigens (foreign substances or microbes such as viruses).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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