Definitions for "NK Cells"
White blood cells or lymphocytes that form part of the 'innate' immune system capable of recognising foreign cells and dissolving them (hence their name: natural killer cells). Found normally, however, in the endometrium of the late secretory phase and in the decidua of pregnancy, where they have more friendly purposes in forming the boundary between mother and fetus. Unlike T cells and B cells, most NK cells do not have 'immunological memory', whereby previous contact with a particular antigen causes a faster, more deadly immune response second time round.
Large lymphocytes that attack certain cells on contact and probably help regulate the immune system.
Natural Killer cells are a group of lymphocytes (not T or B cells) that can kill some virally infected and tumor cells.