C-reactive protein
noun Etymology: C-polysaccharide, a polysaccharide found in the cell wall of pneumococci and precipitated by this protein, from carbohydrate Date: 1955 a protein present in blood serum in various abnormal states (as inflammation or neoplasia)

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