Synonyms and Antonyms for alpha-foetoprotein

1. alpha foetoprotein (n.)

an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)

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2. alpha-lipoprotein (n.)

a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis

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3. alpha-interferon (n.)

a form of interferon that is produced endogenously and commercially for its pharmacological effects (including regulation of the immune system and antiviral and antineoplastic effects)

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4. alpha-tocopheral (n.)

a potent form of vitamin E obtained from germ oils or by synthesis

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5. alpha-naphthol (n.)

an isomer of naphthol used in dyes

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6. foetoprotein (n.)

any of several antigens that occur naturally in the fetus and sometimes in adults with cancer

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7. alpha (n.)

the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet

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8. alpha (adj.)

early testing stage of a software or hardware product

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9. alpha (adj.)

first in order of importance

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10. alpha (n.)

the beginning of a series or sequence

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