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rheumatoid factor

n.
Any of several immunoglobulins that are found in the blood serum of many individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and in some individuals with other inflammatory diseases. A test for one or more of these factors is used in diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis.

rheu′matoid fac`tor


n.
an antibody that is found in the blood of many persons afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis and that reacts against globulins in the blood.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.rheumatoid factor - autoantibody that is usually present in the serum of people with rheumatoid arthritis
autoantibody - an antibody acting against tissues of the organism that produces it
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