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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Carcinoma mucinoso

Mucinous carcinoma (MYOO-sin-us KAR-sih-NOH-muh)
A type of cancer that begins in cells that line certain internal organs and produce mucin (the main component of mucus).



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