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Rose-Waaler test

Pronunciation: roz wah'ler

Definition: a test of historical interest: when sheep red blood cells are coated with a concentration of antiserum to sheep red blood cells that is too low to cause agglutination, the addition of serum from a patient with rheumatoid arthritis will cause agglutination.

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