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ANC (countable and uncountable, plural ANCs)

  1. (medicine, immunology) Initialism of absolute neutrophil count: a blood test measuring the number of neutrophil granulocytes.
    • 2005, Donald Hall, The Best Day the Worst Day: Life with Jane Kenyon, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, →ISBN, page 121:
      On November 28 Jane's bloodwork chart provided the exaltation we looked for. The column for ANCs, resolutely 0 day after day, showed the figure 1. The single ANC was evidence that the new marrow was engrafting, beginning to produce a new immune system, the most significant marker in the journey of the hundred days.
  2. (healthcare) Initialism of antenatal care.
  3. (audio) Initialism of active noise control.

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  1. Initialism of African National Congress.



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  1. Initialism of Assemblea Nacional Catalana (Catalan National Assembly).