cardiolipin

[ kahr-dee-oh-lip-in ]
/ ˌkɑr di oʊˈlɪp ɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

a lipid purified from bovine heart and used as an antigen for reacting with reagin, the Wassermann antibody, in the Wassermann diagnostic test for syphilis.

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Origin of cardiolipin

First recorded in 1942; cardio- + lip(id) + -in2
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Medical definitions for cardiolipin

cardiolipin
[ kär′dē-ō-lĭpĭn ]

n.

A phospholipid usually obtained from beef heart, used in combination with lecithin and cholesterol as an antigen to diagnose syphilis.
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