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cardiolipin

Pronunciation: kar′dē-ō-lip′in

Definition: used in serologic diagnosis of syphilis. When mixed with lecithin and cholesterol cardiolipin will combine with the Wassermann antibody but not with the treponema-immobilizing antibody.

Synonym(s): acetone-insoluble antigen, heart antigen

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