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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: interfere + -on chemical compound

interferon

noun
     
Related topics: Biology, Medicine
in‧ter‧fer‧on [uncountable]
HBM a chemical substance that is produced by your body to fight against viruses that cause disease

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