NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,916 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- genetic predisposition
- listen (jeh-NEH-tik PREE-dih-spuh-ZIH-shun)
- An inherited increase in the risk of developing a disease. Also called genetic susceptibility.