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a chemical that acts against cancer


(ˌæn ti kɑrˈsɪn ə dʒən, ˌæn taɪ-)
a substance that counteracts the effects of a carcinogen or inhibits the development of cancer.
an•ti•car•ci•no•gen•ic (-ˌkɑr sə nəˈdʒɛn ɪk) adj.

anticancer drug

, anticarcinogen
n. anticarcinógeno, droga usada para combatir el cáncer.
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