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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Acrilonitrilo

Acrylonitrile (ak-ri-low-NYE-tril)
A substance used to make plastics, rubber, and textiles. Being exposed to acrylonitrile may increase the risk of developing certain cancers, such as lung, brain, or prostate cancer.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.