NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,865 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (LIN-seed)
- The seed of the flax plant. It is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acid, fiber, and a compound called lignin. It is being studied in the prevention of several types of cancer. Also called flaxseed.