Definition of Cancer cell

1. Noun. A cell that is part of a malignant tumor.

Generic synonyms: Neoplastic Cell
Group relationships: Malignance, Malignancy

Medical Definition of Cancer cell

1. A cell that divides and reproduces abnormally with uncontrolled growth. This cell can break away and travel to other parts of the body and set up another site, referred to as metastasis. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cancer Cell

cancellous bone
cancellous tissue
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cancer bodies
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cancer cell (current term)
cancer detection
cancer drug
cancer family
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cancer of the blood
cancer of the liver
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cancer susceptibility gene
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Literary usage of Cancer cell

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Schuller, HM Cell type specific, receptor-mediated modulation of growth kinetics in human lung cancer cell lines by nicotine and ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"[V. Leyden describes the familiar cancer-cell inclusions. He claims that these inclusions are protozoa purely on morphological grounds. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"The chief difficulty has been the finding of an agent which has a specific destructive action on the cancer cell without an injurious effect upon the ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"Lecture on Cancer (6) reminds us that his predecessor, Sir William Savory, pronounced the cancer cell to be an "embryonic" or "rudimentary" form of cell, ..."

5. Review of Reviews and World's Work by Albert Shaw (1906)
"As to the characters of the cancer cell which distinguish it from those of the ... If it be adequately nourished from without, the cancer cell is capable of ..."

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