antinuclear factor

n.

A factor present in serum having a strong affinity for nuclei and present in lupus erythematosus and rheumatic arthritis.

Nearby words

  1. antinomy,
  2. antinous,
  3. antinovel,
  4. antinuclear,
  5. antinuclear antibody,
  6. antinucleon,
  7. antinuke,
  8. antinutrient,
  9. antioch,
  10. antiochus iii


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