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cancer

can·cer

cancer

 
 
pronunciation:
kaen sr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various diseases characterized by malignant tumors or other tissue degeneration that can spread locally or through the lymph or blood systems.
 
synonyms:
carcinoma
similar words:
malignancy, metastasis, neoplasm, sarcoma, tumor
definition 2: any destructive force or thing that spreads slowly.
synonyms:
blight, evil, malignancy, scourge
similar words:
canker, curse, disease, plague, rot
definition 3: (cap.) a spring zodiacal constellation located between Gemini and Leo; Crab.
similar words:
crab
definition 4: (cap.) the fourth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about June 21.
definition 5: (cap.) a person born under this sign, between June 21 and July 20.
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derivations: cancerous (adj.), cancerously (adv.)
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