cryoglobulin

noun

med an abnormal immunoglobulin, present in the blood in certain diseases, that precipitates below about 10°C, obstructing small blood vessels in the fingers and toes

Nearby words

  1. cryogen,
  2. cryogenic,
  3. cryogenics,
  4. cryogenist,
  5. cryogenized,
  6. cryoglobulinemia,
  7. cryohydrate,
  8. cryolathe,
  9. cryolite,
  10. cryology

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Medicine definitions for cryoglobulin

cryoglobulin

[krī′ō-glŏbyə-lĭn]

n.

Any of various abnormal globulins that precipitate from plasma when cooled.

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