NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,800 terms related to cancer and medicine.

Browse the dictionary by selecting a letter of the alphabet or by entering a cancer-related word or phrase in the search box.

cultured cell line
(KUL-cherd sel line)
Cells of a single type (human, animal, or plant) that have been adapted to grow continuously in the laboratory and are used in research.