NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,926 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.

mesenteric membrane
(MEH-zen-TAYR-ik MEM-brayn)
The peritoneal membrane that attaches the intestines to the abdominal wall near the back.