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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


centimeter  listen  (SEN-tih-MEE-ter)

  A measure of length in the metric system. There are 100 centimeters in a meter and 2½ centimeters in an inch.

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Tumor size compared to everyday objects; shows various measurements of a tumor compared to a pea, peanut, walnut, and lime