car·​dio·​lip·​in ˌkärd-ē-ō-ˈlip-ən How to pronounce cardiolipin (audio)
: a phospholipid obtained especially from beef heart and used in combination with lecithin and cholesterol as an antigen in diagnostic blood tests for syphilis

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“Cardiolipin.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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