fetoprotein

[fē′tə-prōtēn]

n.

Any of several antigens normally present in a fetus and occurring abnormally in adults as a result of certain neoplastic conditions or diseases of the liver.

Nearby words

  1. fetography,
  2. fetology,
  3. fetometry,
  4. fetopathy,
  5. fetoplacental,
  6. fetor,
  7. fetor ex ore,
  8. fetor hepaticus,
  9. fetoscope,
  10. fetoscopic


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