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a chemical that acts against cancer
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(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.
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anticancer drug

, anticarcinogen
n. anticarcinógeno, droga usada para combatir el cáncer.
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In the evaluation of other agents (including the blueberry constituent, epicatechin gallate), a similar type of result has been related to a deleterious effect of the carcinogen to the colon epithelial cells which is insufficiently prevented by the anticarcinogen and which provokes a decrease in the appetite of the experimental animals; this effect, however, has not been necessarily connected with the capacity of agents to prevent the induction of crypts [21-25].
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