rheumatoid factor

[ roo-muh-toid fak-ter ]

  1. an antibody that is found in the blood of many persons with rheumatoid arthritis and that reacts against globulins in the blood.

Origin of rheumatoid factor

First recorded in 1945–50

Words Nearby rheumatoid factor

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