Fetoprotein definition

fētə-prōtēn, -tē-ĭn
Any of several antigens normally present in a fetus and occurring abnormally in adults as a result of certain cancers or diseases of the liver.
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Any of several antigens normally present in a fetus and occurring abnormally in adults as a result of certain cancers or diseases of the liver.
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(biochemistry) Any of several antigens produced in a developing embryo, of which the most common is alpha-fetoprotein.
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Noun

Singular:
fetoprotein
Plural:
fetoproteins

Origin of fetoprotein

  • feto- +"Ž protein

    From Wiktionary