cruciferous vegetable

Pronunciation: (kroo-SIH-feh-rus VEJ-tuh-bul)

A member of the family of vegetables that includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, and turnips. These vegetables contain substances that may protect against cancer. Also called Brassica vegetable.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2008-11-25