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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



immunophenotyping  listen  (IH-myoo-noh-FEE-noh-ty-ping)

  A process used to identify cells, based on the types of antigens or markers on the surface of the cell. This process is used to diagnose specific types of leukemia and lymphoma by comparing the cancer cells to normal cells of the immune system.