Share this entry

Share this page

transfer factor

Syllabification: trans·fer fac·tor

Definition of transfer factor in English:

noun

Biology
A substance released by antigen-sensitized lymphocytes and capable of transferring the response of delayed hypersensitivity to a nonsensitized cell or individual into which it is introduced.
Example sentences
  • Single breath method was used to measure carbon monoxide transfer factor.
  • Thirdly, important new parameters like split-function studies or transfer factor for carbon monoxide were not taken into account.
  • Carbon monoxide transfer factor was measured by the single-breath method.

Definition of transfer factor in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing