NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,894 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.

binding agent
(BINE-ding AY-jent)
A substance that makes a loose mixture stick together. For example, binding agents can be used to make solid pills from loose powders.