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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



epipodophyllotoxin  listen  (EH-pih-POH-doh-FIH-loh-TOK-sin)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Epipodophyllotoxin is extracted from the mandrake root Podophyllum peltatum. It is a type of topoisomerase inhibitor.