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1. interferon

noun. ['ˌɪntɝˈfɛrɑːn, ˌɪntɝˈfɪrɑːn'] an antiviral protein produced by cells that have been invaded by a virus; inhibits replication of the virus.

Synonyms

  • alpha-interferon
  • antiviral
  • gamma-interferon
  • antiviral agent
  • beta-interferon

Etymology

  • -on (English)
  • interfere (English)
  • entreferir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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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.

2. Adjective
One antibody it increases in your body is interferon.

2. alpha-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).

3. beta-interferon

noun. a form of interferon that is produced by fibroblasts and have antiviral effects; used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

4. gamma-interferon

noun. a form of interferon that is produced by T cells and macrophages; involved in the activation of phagocytes.

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