carcinoembryonic antigen

[ kär′sə-nō-ĕm′brē-ŏnĭk ]

n.

A glycoprotein present in fetal gastrointestinal tissue, generally absent from adult cells with the exception of some carcinomas.

Nearby words

  1. cistern,
  2. cistern barometer,
  3. cisterna,
  4. cisternal puncture,
  5. cisternography,
  6. cistus,
  7. cistvaen,
  8. cit,
  9. cit.,
  10. citadel


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