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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Intercalador

Intercalator (in-TUR-kuh-LAY-ter)
In biochemistry, a type of molecule that binds to DNA and inserts itself into the DNA structure. Some intercalators are used as treatments for cancer.

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