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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.

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