interferon

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See also: interferón and interféron

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

interfere +‎ -on, from its role interfering with viral replication.

Noun[edit]

interferon ‎(plural interferons)

  1. (biochemistry) Any of a group of glycoproteins, produced by the immune system, that prevent viral replication in infected cells.

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Noun[edit]

interferon m (plural interferons) (Brazil)

  1. Alternative form of interferão