APC

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noun \ˌā-(ˌ)pē-ˈsē\

Definition of APC

  1. :  an armored vehicle used to transport military personnel

Origin and Etymology of apc

armored personnel carrier


First Known Use: 1952


Medical Dictionary

APC

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noun \ˌā-ˌpē-ˈsē\

Medical Definition of APC

  1. :  a tumor suppressor gene that in a defective form tends to be associated with a high risk of colorectal cancer <Germ-line APC mutations give rise to familial adenomatous polyposis, an inherited cancer-predisposition syndrome in which more than 100 adenomatous polyps can develop; in carriers of the mutant gene, the risk of colorectal cancer by the age of 40 years is almost 100%.—Sanford D. Markowitz and Monica M. Bertagnolli, The New England Journal of Medicine, 17 Dec. 2009>


APC

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Medical Definition of APC

  1. 1antigen-presenting cell <When a T cell binds to such an APC, the T cell multiplies and launches an attack on cells that display the telltale protein-MHC complex—cells infected by a virus, foreign skin cells, or whatever.—Sarah Richardson, Discover, April 1996>

  2. 2aspirin, phenacetin, and caffeine <The now-banned ingredient phenacetin, once widely used in APC (aspirin-phenacetin-caffeine) tablets, was found to contribute heavily to kidney disease.—Melva Weber, Vogue, March 1985>


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