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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phenol
(FEE-nol)
A very poisonous chemical substance made from tar and also found in some plants and essential oils (scented liquid taken from plants). Phenol is used to make plastics, nylon, epoxy, medicines, and to kill germs. Also called carbolic acid.