cold agglutinin

noun

: any of several agglutinins sometimes present in the blood (as that of many patients with primary atypical pneumonia) that at low temperatures agglutinate compatible as well as incompatible red blood cells, including the patient's own

called also cold hemagglutinin

compare autoagglutinin

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“Cold agglutinin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cold%20agglutinin. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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