heterophil antibody


heterophil antibody
noun
an antibody found in the blood of someone suffering from infectious mononucleosis
Hypernyms: ↑antibody

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: an antibody characteristic of human blood during an attack of infectious mononucleosis that agglutinates sheep red blood cells

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