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cancer

can·cer

cancer

 
 
pronunciation:
kaen sr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a disease in which certain cells divide and grow much faster than they normally do.
Smoking increases a person's chance of getting lung cancer.
 
similar words:
tumor
definition 2: (capitalized) a constellation located between Gemini and Leo. Cancer is also called the Crab.
similar words:
crab
definition 3: (capitalized) the fourth sign of the zodiac, the Crab, which the sun enters about June 21.
definition 4: (capitalized) a person born under this sign, between June 21 and July 20.
derivations: cancerous (adj.), cancerously (adv.)
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