NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,855 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- The area of the body below the abdomen that contains the hip bones, bladder, and rectum. In females, it also contains the vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. In males, it also contains the prostate.