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Medical Term:

Bence Jones proteins

Pronunciation: bents jonz

Definition: Proteins with unusual thermosolubility found in the urine of patients with multiple myeloma, consisting of monoclonal immunoglobulin light chains.

See: Bence Jones reaction

[H. Bence Jones, English physician, 1813–1873]

See Also: immunoglobulin

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