fetoprotein

noun
fe·​to·​pro·​tein | \ ˌfē-tō-ˈprō-ˌtēn How to pronounce fetoprotein (audio) , -ˈprō-tē-ən \

Definition of fetoprotein

: any of several fetal antigens present in the adult in some abnormal conditions

Examples of fetoprotein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most popular existing liver cancer blood test, alpha-fetoprotein, achieved a score of 0.816. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Blood test may find liver cancer earlier, improve survival," 9 Oct. 2017 Of the liver cancer patients in the study, 40 percent had a normal level of alpha-fetoprotein, the study stated. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Blood test may find liver cancer earlier, improve survival," 9 Oct. 2017

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Fetoprotein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetoprotein. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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fetoprotein

noun
fe·​to·​pro·​tein
variants: or chiefly British foetoprotein \ ˌfēt-​ō-​ˈprō-​ˌtēn, -​ˈprōt-​ē-​ən How to pronounce fetoprotein (audio) \

Medical Definition of fetoprotein

: any of several fetal antigens present in the adult in some abnormal conditions especially : alpha-fetoprotein

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