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Meaning of leukotriene

leu•ko•tri•ene

Pronunciation: (l"ku-trī'ēn), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a lipid, CHO, produced by white blood cells in an immune response to antigens, that contributes to allergic asthma and inflammatory reactions.
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