carcinoembryonic antigen

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carcinoembryonic antigen

[¦kärs·ən·ō‚em·brē¦än·ik ′ant·i·jən]
(immunology)
A glycoprotein found in tissues of the fetal gut during the first two trimesters of pregnancy and in the peripheral blood of individuals with some forms of cancer, such as digestive-system or breast cancer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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