cardiolipin

noun
car·dio·lip·in | \ˌkärd-ē-ō-ˈlip-ən \

Medical Definition of cardiolipin 

: 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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