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heterophile

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adjective het·ero·phile \ˈhet-ə-rə-ˌfīl\

Medical Definition of heterophile

  1. :  of, relating to, or being an antibody circulating in blood serum that is reactive with usually weak antigen originating in a different species <Even though heterophile antibodies have nothing to do with EBV [Epstein-Barr virus] … heterophile antibody tests remain the principal method to diagnose IM [infectious mononucleosis] …—Carey-Ann D. Burnham et al., in The Immunoassay Handbook: Theory and applications of ligand binding, ELISA and related techniques, 2013>



Variants of heterophile

also heterophil \-ˌfil\play or heterophilic \ˌhet-ə-rə-ˈfil-ik\play

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heterophile

noun het·ero·phile

Medical Definition of heterophile

  1. :  neutrophil—used especially in veterinary medicine



Variants of heterophile

or heterophil

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