vitellogenin
noun Etymology: probably from vitellogenesis + 1-in Date: 1971 a precursor protein of egg yolk normally in the blood or hemolymph only of females that is used as a biomarker in vertebrates of exposure to environmental estrogens which stimulate elevated levels in males as well as females

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