/kahr'dee oh lip"in/, n. Biochem.
a lipid purified from bovine heart and used as an antigen for reacting with reagin, the Wassermann antibody, in the Wassermann diagnostic test for syphilis.
[1942; CARDIO- + LIP(ID) + -IN2]

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