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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An antiviral protein produced by cells that have been invaded by a virus.

Usage examples (37)
  • He spoke about his treatment and, for the first time, I heard the word interferon.
  • The oncogene silences production of an immune protein called interferon-kappa.
  • July 2009 Approved to treat metastatic kidney cancer in combination with a drug called interferon alpha.
  • The researchers turned to rheumatoid arthritis to study the role of another molecule called interferon gamma. for more
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