A white blood cell produced by cultivation of peripheral lymphocytes with interleukin-2 and used to identify and destroy cancer cells.
A cell that is cytotoxic especially against tumor cells, produced in vitro by cultivating lymphocytes with the lymphokine interleukin-2. LAK cells have been used as an experimental cancer treatment.
Origin of lak-cell
l(ymphokine-)a(ctivated) k(iller cell)