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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.]
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.
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1. (Pathology) any type of malignant growth or tumour, caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division: it may spread through the lymphatic system or blood stream to other parts of the body
2. (Pathology) the condition resulting from this
3. an evil influence that spreads dangerously
[C14: from Latin: crab, a creeping tumour; related to Greek karkinos crab, Sanskrit karkata]
n, Latin genitive Cancri (ˈkæŋkriː)
1. (Astronomy) astronomy a small faint zodiacal constellation in the N hemisphere, lying between Gemini and Leo on the ecliptic and containing the star cluster Praesepe
2. (Astrology) astrology
a. Also called: the Crab the fourth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♋, having a cardinal water classification and ruled by the moon. The sun is in this sign between about June 21 and July 22
b. Also called: Moonchild a person born during a period when the sun is in this sign
3. (Physical Geography) tropic of Cancer See tropic1
adjAlso (for senses 2b, 4): Cancerian
(Astrology) astrology born under or characteristic of Cancer
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n. gen. Can•cri (ˈkæŋ kri)
a. a malignant and invasive growth or tumor, esp. one originating in epithelium, tending to recur after excision and to metastasize to other sites.
b. any disease characterized by such growths.
2. any evil condition or thing that spreads destructively; blight.
3. (cap.) the Crab, a zodiacal constellation between Gemini and Leo.
a. the fourth sign of the zodiac.
b. a person born under this sign, usu. between June 21 and July 22.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: literally, crab]
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1. A disease in which cells of a body part become abnormal and multiply without limit. Without treatment, the cells of some cancers may spread to and damage other tissues of the body.
2. A tumor, especially a malignant one.
Did You Know? The word cancer refers to any of a number of illnesses caused by abnormal cells that multiply out of control. In some people, exposure to certain viruses, toxic chemicals, or abnormal amounts of radiation can cause changes in the parts of a cell's DNA that normally control and limit cell growth. These portions of DNA, called oncogenes, direct cells to multiply abnormally. Large concentrations of cancer cells may produce lumps of cancerous tissue, called tumors, in a particular area of the body. Sometimes cancer cells break free from one area and travel through the bloodstream or lymph to other parts of the body, causing cancerous cells to grow there. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation are designed to kill cancer cells, shrink tumors, and prevent the spread of the disease. With advances in the understanding of how genes work, scientists have begun using gene therapy to correct the faulty DNA that causes cancer cells to grow.
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Leo and Gemini.
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See also disease and illness.
a cystic tumor that may develop in the glands.
a malignant glandular tumor of the soft tissues of the body.
a malignant tumor that may invade the brain and spinal cord, especially investing blood vessels.
a brain tumor composed of large, star-shaped cells called astrocytes.
a neoplasm arising in the blastema, i.e., tissue from which an organ or part is formed. Also blastocytoma.
of or pertaining to a chemical or process than can destroy malignant cells.
1. of or pertaining to a lesion that resembles cancer.
2. a malignant skin cancer.
2. a malignant skin cancer.
the surgical removal of a cancer.
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.
a small, yellow tumor that may develop from argentaffin cells in the gastrointestinal mucosa and spread widely throughout the body.
the destruction of malignant cells, as by an antineoplastic drug.
1. a malignant tumor that may spread to surrounding tissue and distant areas of the body.
2. any kind of epithelial cancer. — carcinomatous, adj.
2. any kind of epithelial cancer. — carcinomatous, adj.
an abnormal fear of cancer. Also called cancerophobia.
an afflnity for cancerous tissue, a property of certain chemical agents. — carcinophilic, adj.
1. an abnormal condition characterized by the growth of numer-ous carcinomas throughout the body. Also carcinomatosis.
2. the process of development of carcinoma.
2. the process of development of carcinoma.
of or pertaining to the slowing or stopping of the growth of a carcinoma.
any abnormal mass of brain tissue, malignant or benign.
a therapeutic procedure that uses chemicals to destroy pathogenic tissue, especially skin cancers.
a procedure that uses radioisotopes of various elements, as iodine, phosphorus, and gold, to treat cancers of the thyroid gland, lungs, and other organs.
a malignant, greenish tumor that invades myeloid tissue and fluoresces red under ultraviolet light.
a malignant cartilageous tumor of the epithelium.
a malignant cartilageous tumor that most frequently invades the long bones, pelvis, and the scapula.
a rare congenital tumor of the brain.
a uterine malignancy that may develop shortly after conception, during pregnancy, or after an abortion. Also called chorioblastoma, chorionic epithelioma.
a malignant tumor of the mammary ducts.
any neoplasm or tumor that contains cysts, especially any such tumor that invades the ovaries.
the study of human cells, especially to detect signs of cancer. — cytotechnologist, n. — cytotechnolqgic, adj.
a malignancy of the blood characterized by abnormally productive bone marrow and the development of oddly-shaped blood cells.
any of the predominant category of brain tumors composed of cancerous glial cells (a type of nerve cell).
a malignant tumor of the liver that most commonly occurs in association with hepatitis or cirrhosis,
a malignancy of blood-producing tissues, characterized by proliferating immature white blood cells and infiltration of the spleen, liver, and other organs. Also leukocythemia. — leukemie, leukemoid, adj.
a cancerous growth of primitive fat cells. Also called lipoma sarcomatode.
a growth of lymphoid tissue that is commonly cancerous and typically enlarges the lymph nodes.
a malignant tumor that commonly originates in the cere-bellum.
any malignant growth, especially in the skin, that is composed of melanin-producing cells.
a rare malignant tumor that may invade the linings of the lungs and the abdomen. Also called celiothelioma.
the spread of malignancies, characterized by the cancerous invasion of the lymphatic system, the blood, and body organs. — metastatic, adj. — metastasize, v.
the abnormal proliferation of benign or malignant cells. — neoplastic, adj.
the abnormal development of benign or cancerous tissue. — neoplastic, adj.
a tumor that develops in a neural sheath and that may become malignant.
a highly malignant tumor that may develop from the neural plate in an embryo and spread to the bones, liver, and other organs.
a malignant growth composed of neural, connective, and vascular tissues. Also called malignant neuroma.
the process by which a tumor develops. — oncogenic, adj.
the field of medicine that specializes in the study of tumors.
a giant cell bone tumor that most commonly develops at the end of a long bone.
a malignant bone tumor. Also called osteogenic sarcoma.
a common childhood malignancy of the eye that develops from retinal cells.
a rare malignant tumor of the soft tissues that commonly develops in the lower extremities.
a malignancy of the gums.
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|Noun||1.||cancer - any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream|
malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor, metastatic tumor - a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body
lymphoma - a neoplasm of lymph tissue that is usually malignant; one of the four major types of cancer
cancer of the blood, leucaemia, leukaemia, leukemia - malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer
sarcoma - a usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc.); one of the four major types of cancer
|2.||Cancer - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
|3.||Cancer - a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini|
zodiac - a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
|4.||Cancer - the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22|
|5.||Cancer - type genus of the family Cancridae|
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
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1. growth, tumour, carcinoma (Pathology), malignancy Ninety percent of lung cancers are caused by smoking.
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bệnh ung thưcung Cự Giảiung thư
A. N (Med) → cáncer m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (Med) → Krebs m; (fig) → Krebsgeschwür nt; cancer of the throat → Kehlkopfkrebs m; Cancer (Astrol) → Krebs m; he’s (a) Cancer → er ist Krebs
n → Krebshilfe f
n → Krebsforschung f
n (inf: = cigarette) → Sargnagel m (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Cancer[ˈkænsəʳ] n (Astron, Geog) → Cancro
to be Cancer (Astrol) → essere del Cancro
cancer[ˈkænsəʳ] n (Med) → cancro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
1. a diseased growth in the body, often fatal. The cancer has spread to her stomach. kanker سَرَطان мед. рак câncer rakovina der Krebs kræft; cancer καρκίνοςcáncer vähkkasvaja سرطان syöpä cancerסרטן कैन्सर rak, karcinom rák kanker krabbamein cancro 癌 암종(癌腫) auglys, piktybinis navikas vēzis barah gezwelkreftrak, nowotwór چنګاښ cancro cancer раковая опухоль rakovina rak tumor cancertumör มะเร็ง kanser 癌 рак جسم میں خلیات کی غیر قدرتی بڑھوتری u ác tính 癌
2. the (often fatal) condition caused by such diseased growth(s). He is dying of cancer. kanker مَرَضُ السَّرَطان тумор câncer rakovina der Krebs kræft; cancer καρκίνοςcáncer vähktõbi هر چیز جانکاه در حال گسترش syöpä cancer מַחֲלָת סַרטָן कैन्सर rak, karcinom rák kanker krabbi, krabbamein cancro 癌 암 vėžys vēzis barah kankerkreftrak, choroba nowotworowa د ساه وركولو په حال كى cancro cancer рак rakovina rak karcinom cancer อาการอันเกิดจากมะเร็ง kanser (常指末期的)癌症病情 рак کینسر ، سرطان bệnh ung thư 癌症ˈcancerous adjective
kankeragtig سَرَطاني злокачествен canceroso rakovinný; trpící rakovinou krebsartig kræft-; cancer- καρκινώδηςcanceroso, cancerígeno vähk-, vähktõvene سرطانی syöpä- cancéreux מְסַרטֵן कैंसर की तरह का kancerozan rákos mengandung kanker krabbameins- canceroso 癌の 암의, 악성의 piktybinis vēža-; ļaundabīgs mengakibatkan barah kankerig, kankerachtigkreft-, kreftliknende nowotworowy دسرطان ناروغى، ناوړه دپړسوب خطر ناكه دانه، دوجود دحجراتو نا منظم تكثر canceroso canceros раковый rakovinový rakast kancerogen cancerartad, cancer- ซึ่งเป็นมะเร็ง kanserli 癌的 раковий کینسر زدہ یا سرطان زدہ thuộc bệnh ung thư 癌的
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cancer→ بُرْجُ السَّرَطَان, سَرَطَان Rak, rakovina kræft, Krebsen Krebs καρκίνος Cáncer rapu, syöpä cancer rak cancro 癌, 蟹座 게자리, 암 kanker, Kreeft kreft, Krepsen Rak câncer, cancro, Caranguejo рак cancer, Kräftan มะเร็ง, ราศีกรกฎ kanser, Yengeç Burcu bệnh ung thư, cung Cự Giải 巨蟹座, 癌症
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n. cáncer, tumor maligno;
breast ___ → ___ de la mama;
___ grading → determinacíon del grado patológico del ___;
___ staging → estado o extensión del tumor canceroso;
___ survivors → supervivientes de cáncer;
chemoprevention of ___ → prevención química de ___;
early ___ → ___ incipiente.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
cancern cáncer m; bladder — cáncer vesical (form), cáncer de vejiga; bone — cáncer óseo or de hueso; breast — cáncer de mama or pecho; cervical — cáncer cervical; colon — cáncer de colon; colorectal — cáncer colorrectal; esophageal — cáncer de esófago; gastric — cáncer gástrico or de estómago; head and neck — cáncer de cabeza y cuello; kidney — (fam) cáncer renal or de riñón; laryngeal — cáncer laríngeo or de laringe; liver — cáncer de hígado; lung — cáncer pulmonar or de pulmón; non-small-cell lung — cáncer de pulmón de células no pequeñas; ovarian — cáncer de ovario; pancreatic — cáncer de páncreas; prostate — cáncer de próstata; rectal — cáncer de recto; renal cell — cáncer de células renales, cáncer de riñón (fam); skin — cáncer de piel or cutáneo; small-cell lung — cáncer de pulmón de células pequeñas; stomach — cáncer gástrico or de estómago; thyroid — cáncer tiroideo or de tiroides; uterine — cáncer uterino or de útero; [Note: the definite article can be added to the translations above to personalize a statement: Ud. tiene cáncer de la próstata..You have prostate cancer..You have cancer of your prostate.]
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