NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,990 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- athymic nude mouse
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- A type of laboratory mouse that is hairless, lacks a normal thymus gland, and has a defective immune system because of a genetic mutation. Athymic nude mice are often used in cancer research because they do not reject tumor cells, from mice or other species.