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big C

n. Slang
The disease cancer. Used with the.


(ˈkæn sər)

n. gen. Can•cri (ˈkæŋ kri)
for 3.
a. a malignant and invasive growth or tumor, esp. one originating in epithelium, tending to recur after excision and to metastasize to other sites.
b. any disease characterized by such growths.
2. any evil condition or thing that spreads destructively; blight.
3. (cap.) the Crab, a zodiacal constellation between Gemini and Leo.
4. (cap.)
a. the fourth sign of the zodiac.
b. a person born under this sign, usu. between June 21 and July 22.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: literally, crab]
can′cered, adj.
can′cer•ous, adj.
can′cer•ous•ly, adv.
can′cer•ous•ness, n.
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