oncofetal

Relating to tumor-associated substances present in fetal tissue, as o. antigens.

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on·co·fe·tal or Brit on·co·foe·tal -'fēt-əl adj of, relating to, or occurring in both tumorous and fetal tissues

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on·co·fe·tal (ong″ko-feґtəl) [onco-1 + fetal] occurring both in tumor tissue and during fetal development; see under antigen.

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