NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,199 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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peripheral blood smear
(peh-RIH-feh-rul blud smeer)
A procedure in which a sample of blood is viewed under a microscope to count different circulating blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, etc.) and see whether the cells look normal.