NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,847 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.

ependymal cell
(eh-PEN-dih-mul sel)
A cell that forms the lining of the fluid-filled spaces in the brain and spinal cord. It is a type of glial cell.