NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,458 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- psammoma body
- listen (sam-OH-muh BAH-dee)
- A structure found in some benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer) tumor cells. Psammoma bodies look like hardened concentric rings when viewed under a microscope. They can be a sign of chronic inflammation.