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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.
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carcinogen

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

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

Any cancer-causing agent.
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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"
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Translations

carcinogen

[kɑːˈsɪnədʒen] Ncarcinógeno m
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carcinogen

[kɑːrˈsɪnədʒən] nsubstance f cancérigène
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carcinogen

nKrebserreger m, → Karzinogen nt
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carcinogen

[kɑːˈsɪnədʒən] n (Med) → cancerogeno
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car·cin·o·gen

n. carcinógeno, cualquier sustancia que puede producir cáncer.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

carcinogen

n carcinógeno, cancerígeno, sustancia que causa cáncer
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In experiments in mice, the researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) prevented lung cancer induced by a carcinogen found in cigarette smoke by using resveratrol.
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The government said Tuesday it will exempt patients, who have been taking high blood pressure treatment drugs found to contain traces of a possible carcinogen, from paying for doctor's replacement prescriptions.