NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,198 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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phytic acid
(FY-tik A-sid)
A substance found in many foods that come from plants, including corn, wheat, rice, and soybeans, and in large amounts in cereals and legumes. It is being studied in the prevention of cancer. Also called inositol hexaphosphate and IP6.