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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Bowman-Birk inhibitor concentrate  listen  (BOH-man-birk in-HIH-bih-ter KON-sen-TRAYT)

  A substance that is made from soybeans and is being studied in the prevention of cancer. It blocks the action of enzymes that are needed for cancer cells to form. It is a type of protease inhibitor. Also called BBIC.