carcinoembryonic antigen

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car·​ci·​no·​em·​bry·​on·​ic antigen | \ ˌkär-sə-nō-ˌem-brē-ˈä-nik- How to pronounce carcinoembryonic antigen (audio) \

Definition of carcinoembryonic antigen

: a glycoprotein present in fetal digestive-tract tissues and in peripheral blood of patients with some forms of cancer

First Known Use of carcinoembryonic antigen

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Carcinoembryonic antigen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carcinoembryonic%20antigen. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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carcinoembryonic antigen

noun
car·​ci·​no·​em·​bry·​on·​ic antigen | \ ˌkärs-ᵊn-ō-ˌem-brē-ˌän-ik- How to pronounce carcinoembryonic antigen (audio) \

Medical Definition of carcinoembryonic antigen

: a glycoprotein present in fetal gut tissues during the first two trimesters of pregnancy and in peripheral blood of patients with some forms of cancer (as of the digestive system or the breast) abbreviation CEA

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