NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,201 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (on-KAH-lih-sis)
- The lysis (breakdown) of cancer cells. This can be caused by chemical or physical means (for example, strong detergents or high-energy sound waves) or by infection with a strain of virus that can lyse cells.