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LYMPHOCYTES

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or T cells are a type of lymphocyte involved in the immune response. They develop in the thymus gland and can stimulate the development of either T helper cells or T cytotoxic cells.

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LYMPHOKINE

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is an umbrella term used to describe a group of proteins secreted by lymphocytes inducing other cells to divide.

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LYNCHING

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is the act of an individual or group which typically sparks or enticing a larger group to violence usually leading to the death of a person - especially by hanging. This type of crime was rife in South America between 1882 and 1950.

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LYSINE

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is an essential amino acid in the human body which acts as a precursor molecule for larger, more complex proteins.

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LYSINURIA

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is a condition which results the presence of lysine in the urine of a human, typically due to to a lack of the enzyme required to break down lysine.

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LYSIS

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suffix dissolution or breaking down (e.g., paraly

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