NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,879 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.

appendix
(uh-PEN-dix)
A small, fingerlike pouch that sticks out from the cecum (the first part of the large intestine near the end of the small intestine).