antinuclear


an·ti·nu·cle·ar

adjective \ˌan-tē-ˈnü-klē-ər, ˌan-ˌtī-, -ˈnyü-, ÷-kyə-lər\

Definition of ANTINUCLEAR

1
:  opposing the use or production of nuclear power
2
:  tending to react with cell nuclei or their components (as DNA) <antinuclear antibodies>

First Known Use of ANTINUCLEAR

1958

an·ti·nu·cle·ar

adjective \-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANTINUCLEAR

: being antibodies or autoantibodies that react with components and especially DNA of cell nuclei and that tend to occur frequently in connective tissue diseases (as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjögrens syndrome)

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