anticardiolipin antibody

noun
an·​ti·​car·​dio·​lip·​in antibody | \ -ˌkärd-ē-ō-ˈlip-ən- How to pronounce anticardiolipin antibody (audio) \

Medical Definition of anticardiolipin antibody

: an antibody that is directed against phospholipids and especially cardiolipin and is associated with increased risk for recurring arterial and venous thromboses

called also anticardiolipin

Comments on anticardiolipin antibody

What made you want to look up anticardiolipin antibody? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

showing great care, attention, and effort

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!