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Meaning of alpha-fetoprotein

al•pha-fe•to•pro•tein

Pronunciation: (al"fu-fē"tō-prō'tēn, -tē-in), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a serum protein produced during pregnancy, useful in the prenatal diagnosis of multiple births or birth defects. Abbr.: AFP
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