precancerous

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pre·can·cer·ous

 (prē-kăn′sər-əs)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a condition that typically precedes or develops into a cancer: a precancerous growth.
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precancerous

adj
(Pathology) (esp of cells) displaying characteristics that may develop into cancer
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pre•can•cer•ous

(priˈkæn sər əs)

adj.
showing pathological changes that may be preliminary to malignancy.
[1880–85]
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Adj.1.precancerous - of or relating to a growth that is not malignant but is likely to become so if not treated
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Translations

pre·can·cer·ous

a. precanceroso-a, susceptible a o que puede convertirse en un cáncer.
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precancerous

adj precanceroso
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She is badly scarred after four operations she was advised to have to remove "pre cancerous cells".