NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,470 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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biospecimen
(BY-oh-SPEH-sih-men)
A sample of material, such as urine, blood, tissue, cells, DNA, RNA, or protein from humans, animals, or plants. Biospecimens may be used for a laboratory test or stored in a biorepository to be used for research.