precancerous


Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to precancerous: precancerous polyps, Precancerous cells

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

precancerous

adj
(Pathology) (esp of cells) displaying characteristics that may develop into cancer
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

pre•can•cer•ous

(priˈkæn sər əs)

adj.
showing pathological changes that may be preliminary to malignancy.
[1880–85]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.precancerous - of or relating to a growth that is not malignant but is likely to become so if not treated
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

pre·can·cer·ous

a. precanceroso-a, susceptible a o que puede convertirse en un cáncer.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

precancerous

adj precanceroso
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
This precision medicine partnership focuses on Inovio's VGX-3100, a late-stage product candidate currently in two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials with potential to become the first treatment for HPV infection of the cervix and the first non-surgical treatment for precancerous cervical lesions associated with the virus.
Oral cancer screening is an examination that will be performed by dental hygiene students who will look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in the patient's mouth and tongue.
[USA], Apr 2 (ANI): A recent study has found that tobacco consumption leads to the formation of precancerous cells that fertilize cancer growth.
The company added that the C-Scan is the first and only preparation-free capsule-based screening method for the prevention of colorectal cancer (CRC) through the detection of precancerous polyps.
Dynamics of Helicobacter pylori infection as a determinant of progression of gastric precancerous lesions: 16-year follow-up of an eradication trial.
This will allow medical teams to conduct oral cavity examinations for laborers at construction sites to see if they have developed precancerous lesions, contributing to early diagnosis and thus a better cure.
However, when old cells return to a stem cell-like status, they can carry with them all of the mutations that have accumulated to date, predisposing some of those cells to developing into precancerous lesions.
CDx is an innovative cancer diagnostics company with a specific focus on detecting the precancerous precursors of esophageal and oral cancer.
Screening can prevent CRC by detecting and removing precancerous adenomatous polyps, which are the precursors of most cancers.
Precancerous Lesions of Cervix: Prevention, Early Diagnosis and Management