noun. ['ˌɪntɝˈfɛrɑːn, ˌɪntɝˈfɪrɑːn'] an antiviral protein produced by cells that have been invaded by a virus; inhibits replication of the virus.
- antiviral agent
- -on (English)
- interfere (English)
- entreferir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
Words that Rhyme with Interferon
Example sentences of the word interferon
1. Noun, singular or mass
Vitamin C fights infections by producing white blood cells and raising the level of interferon.
One antibody it increases in your body is interferon.
noun. a form of interferon that is produced endogenously and commercially for its pharmacological effects (including regulation of the immune system and antiviral and antineoplastic effects).
noun. a form of interferon that is produced by fibroblasts and have antiviral effects; used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
noun. a form of interferon that is produced by T cells and macrophages; involved in the activation of phagocytes.