Definition of Cancerous

1. Adjective. Relating to or affected with cancer. "A cancerous growth"

Similar to: Malignant
Derivative terms: Cancer



2. Adjective. Like a cancer; an evil that grows and spreads. "Pornography is cancerous to the moral development of our children"
Similar to: Malign

Definition of Cancerous

1. a. Like a cancer; having the qualities or virulence of a cancer; affected with cancer.

Definition of Cancerous

1. Adjective. (oncology) Relating to or affected with cancer. ¹

2. Adjective. Growing or spreading evil. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cancerous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Cancerous

1. A tumour or growth that is malignant (can spread). (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cancerous

cancer symptoms
cancer vaccines
cancer weed
cancerate
canceration
cancerations
cancered
cancericidal
cancerigenic
cancerless
cancerlike
cancerocidal
cancerogenic
cancerophobia
cancerostatic
cancerous (current term)
cancerously
cancerousness
cancers
cancerweed
cancha
canchas
cancra
cancriform
cancrine
cancrinite
cancrinites
cancrisilite
cancrivorous
cancroid

Literary usage of Cancerous

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1882)
"The whole of the lower half of the cavity of the body was filled by an irregularly nodulated cancerous mass, covered with hypertrophied mucous membrane, ..."

2. Lectures on surgical pathology by James Paget (1860)
"STRUCTURE AND LIFE OF cancerous GROWTHS. I ENDEAVORED to illustrate, in the last lecture, those two conditions which, judging from the general history of ..."

3. The Morbid Anatomy of Some of the Most Important Parts of the Human Body by Matthew Baillie (1812)
"These were extremely hard, of a white colour, and resembled exactly in their structure the cancerous masses which are formed in the stomach. ..."

4. The Science and art of surgery by John Eric Erichsen (1854)
"The cancerous ulcers of the skin may occur from the irritation a contact of secretions, as of the urine, or an unhealthy and specific action m»y set up in ..."

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