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Noun: human chorionic gonadotropin
  1. Hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta; detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test
    - human chorionic gonadotrophin, HCG

Type of: gonadotrophic hormone, gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotropin

Encyclopedia: Human chorionic gonadotropin