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Pronunciation: fe'to-glob'yu-linz

Definition: One of a number of proteins of unknown function found in fetal blood. a-Fetoglobulins occurs in small amounts in healthy adults and in larger amounts in the fetus and pregnant mother, especially in the second trimester; elevated levels are also detected in adult patients with liver disease and neoplasms.

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