cocarcinogen


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co·car·cin·o·gen

 (kō′kär-sĭn′ə-jən, kō-kär′sĭn-ə-jĕn′)
n.
A substance or factor that will not promote cancer by itself but can potentiate cancer when acting with carcinogenic agents.

co·car′cin·o·gen′ic (-sə-nə-jĕn′ĭk) adj.

cocarcinogen

(ˌkəʊkɑːˈsɪnədʒən; ˌkəʊˈkɑːsɪnəˌdʒɛn)
n
a substance that can promote cancer when acting with other substances, but which does not promote cancer by itself
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The animal model studies were repeated in mice and hamsters to evaluate the potential of the SV40 virus as a carcinogen as well as a cocarcinogen, when tested in combination with asbestos, to cause MM.
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In addition, arsenic as a carcinogen acts by inducing DNA hypomethylation to compliment devious gene expressions, and thus was regarded as a cocarcinogen or promoter of carcinogenesis [40].
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