\fˈɛtjuːˌɪnz], \fˈɛtjuːˌɪnz], \f_ˈɛ_t_j_uː_ˌɪ_n_z]\
Definitions of FETUINS
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The first alpha-globulins to appear in mammalian sera during development of the embryo and the dominant serum proteins in early embryonic life. They reappear in the adult serum during certain pathologic states, primarily hepatocellular carcinoma. They may also be elevated in the amniotic fluid and maternal serum during pregnancy in ANENCEPHALY.
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