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cancer

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.

synonym: malignant neoplastic disease.

Roget 655: disease; illness, sickness etc. adj.; ailing &c.; all the ills that flesh is heir to" [Hamlet]; morbidity, morbosity; infirmity, ailment, indisposition; ... show more

Roget 663: bane, curse; evil etc. 619; hurtfulness etc. (badness) 649; painfulness etc. (cause of pain) 830; scourge ... show more

Roget 830: painfulness etc. adj.; trouble, care etc. (pain) 828; trial; affliction, infliction; blow, stroke, burden, ... show more

Dutch: k, kanker
Polish: nowotwór złośliwy, guz złośliwy



2 Cancer

astrology A person who is born while the sun is in Cancer.

synonym: Crab.

Polish: rak

3 Cancer

A small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini.

Dutch: Cancer, kreeft, Kreeft

4 Cancer

The fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22.

synonyms: Cancer the Crab, Crab.

Dutch: Kreeft
Polish: Rak

5 Cancer

Type genus of the family Cancridae.

synonym: genus Cancer.


Moby thesaurus: benign tumor, blast, blight, callosity, callus, canker, carcinoma, corn, cyst, dry rot, excrescence, fungosity, fungus, growth, intumescence, malignant growth, metastatic tumor, mildew, mold, mole ... show more.

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