Definition of carcinoembryonic in English:

carcinoembryonic

adjective

Biology Medicine
  • Designating an antigen originally identified in gastrointestinal tumours and fetal colonic tissue, and the group of cell membrane glycoproteins, structurally related to immunoglobulins, to which this antigen belongs.

Origin

1960s. From carcino- + embryonic.

Pronunciation

carcinoembryonic

/ˈkɑːsɪnəʊˌɛmbrɪˌɒnɪk/