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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



cruciferous vegetable  listen  (kroo-SIH-feh-rus VEJ-tuh-bul)

  A member of the family of vegetables that includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, and turnips. These vegetables contain substances that may protect against cancer. Also called Brassica vegetable.