fetoprotein

noun

fe·​to·​pro·​tein ˌfē-tō-ˈprō-ˌtēn How to pronounce fetoprotein (audio)
-ˈprō-tē-ən
: any of several fetal antigens present in the adult in some abnormal conditions

Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fetoprotein was in 1964

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“Fetoprotein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetoprotein. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

fetoprotein

noun
fe·​to·​pro·​tein
variants or chiefly British foetoprotein
: any of several fetal antigens present in the adult in some abnormal conditions
especially : alpha-fetoprotein
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