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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



keyhole limpet hemocyanin  listen  (KEE-hole LIM-pet HEE-moh-SY-uh-nin)

  A substance taken from a marine organism that may be linked to a specific antigen to boost the immune response to that antigen. Keyhole limpet hemocyanin is being studied as a way to increase the immune response to cancer vaccines. It is a type of immune modulator. Also called KLH.