- K cells
- killer cells
- K lymphocyte
- large granular lymphocyte
- NK cells
- White blood cells that kill tumor- and virus-infected cells as part of the body's immune system.
Definition from: Psychological Index Terms via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- A type of white blood cell that contains granules with enzymes that can kill tumor cells or microbial cells.
National Cancer Institute
Related discussion in the Handbook
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.