NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,357 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- beta carotene
- listen (BAY-tuh KAYR-uh-teen)
- A substance found in yellow and orange fruits and vegetables and in dark green, leafy vegetables. The body can make vitamin A from beta carotene. Beta carotene is being studied in the prevention of some types of cancer. It is a type of antioxidant.