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car·cin·o·gen

 (kär-sĭn′ə-jən, kär′sə-nə-jĕn′)
n.
A cancer-causing substance or agent.

car′ci·no·gen′e·sis (kär′sə-nə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs) n.
car′cin·o·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
car′ci·no·ge·nic′i·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

carcinogen

(kɑːˈsɪnədʒən; ˈkɑːsɪnəˌdʒɛn)
n
(Pathology) pathol any substance that produces cancer
[C20: from Greek karkinos cancer + -gen]
ˌcarcinoˈgenic adj
ˌcarcinogenˈicity n

car•cin•o•gen

(kɑrˈsɪn ə dʒən)

n.
any substance or agent that tends to produce a cancer.
[1935–40; carcino (ma) + -gen]
car`cin•o•gen•ic (-sə nəˈdʒɛn ɪk) adj.
car`ci•no•ge•nic′i•ty (-dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti) n.

car·cin·o·gen

(kär-sĭn′ə-jən)
A substance or agent that can cause cancer. Asbestos and tobacco products are examples of carcinogens.

carcinogen

any natural or artificial substance that can produce or trigger cancer, as arsenic, asbestos, ionizing radiation, ultraviolet rays, x rays, and many derivatives of coal tar. — carcinogenic, adj.
See also: Cancer

carcinogen

Any cancer-causing agent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carcinogen - any substance that produces cancercarcinogen - any substance that produces cancer  
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
Translations

carcinogen

[kɑːˈsɪnədʒen] Ncarcinógeno m

carcinogen

[kɑːrˈsɪnədʒən] nsubstance f cancérigène

carcinogen

nKrebserreger m, → Karzinogen nt

carcinogen

[kɑːˈsɪnədʒən] n (Med) → cancerogeno

car·cin·o·gen

n. carcinógeno, cualquier sustancia que puede producir cáncer.

carcinogen

n carcinógeno, cancerígeno, sustancia que causa cáncer
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This resulted in the compound being re-classified in 2007 as a Group 2A genotoxic carcinogen by the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer), and it is now regulated in many countries.
According to experts, malachite green is a potential genotoxic carcinogen which, if used in food preparation areas, can indirectly contaminate food.
SUDAN 1 is a genotoxic carcinogen, which means it can cause cancer by damaging people's genes.
The chemical is a genotoxic carcinogen that could cause cancer by damaging DNA.
This study shows that short-term inhalational exposure of mice to the genotoxic carcinogen BD, in addition to inducing the formation of DNA adducts, also caused prominent epigenetic alterations in the liver.
Animal models indicate it takes a promoter or some genotoxic carcinogen to get arsenic to produce skin cancers," says Michael Waalkes, section chief of the Inorganic Carcinogenesis Section at the National Cancer Institute Laboratory of Comparative Carcinogenesis, housed at the NIEHS.
Studies involving initiation with the genotoxic carcinogen azoxymethane, followed by quantitation of the number of aberrant intestinal crypts formed in response to subsequent carrageenan exposure, have also suggested that degraded carageenan has the potential to promote colon cancer in rats (3).