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a. Any of various malignant neoplasms characterized by the proliferation of anaplastic cells that tend to invade surrounding tissue and metastasize to new body sites.
b. The pathological condition characterized by such growths.
2. A pernicious, spreading evil: A cancer of bigotry spread through the community.

[Middle English; see canker.]

can′cer·ous (kăn′sər-əs) adj.


1. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Leo and Gemini.
a. The fourth sign of the zodiac in astrology.
b. One who is born under this sign. In all senses also called Crab.

[Middle English, from Latin; see canker.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cancerous - relating to or affected with cancer; "a cancerous growth"
malignant - dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
2.cancerous - like a cancer; an evil that grows and spreads; "remorse was cancerous within him"; "pornography is cancerous to the moral development of our children"
malign - evil or harmful in nature or influence; "prompted by malign motives"; "believed in witches and malign spirits"; "gave him a malign look"; "a malign lesion"
rakovinnýtrpící rakovinou


[ˈkænsərəs] ADJcanceroso
to become cancerouscancerarse


[ˈkænsərəs] adj [growth, cell] → cancéreux/eusecancer patient ncancéreux/euse m/fcancer research ncancérologie f; (in appeals, funds, charities)recherche f sur le cancer, recherche f contre le cancercancer specialist ncancérologue mf


adjkrebsartig; cancerous growth (lit, fig)krebsartige Wucherung


[ˈkænsrəs] adjcanceroso/a


(ˈkӕnsə) noun
1. a diseased growth in the body, often fatal. The cancer has spread to her stomach.
2. the (often fatal) condition caused by such diseased growth(s). He is dying of cancer.
ˈcancerous adjective


a. canceroso-a.


adj canceroso
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