Definition of Cancroid

1. Noun. The most common form of skin cancer.

Exact synonyms: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Generic synonyms: Skin Cancer



2. Adjective. Of or relating to a cancroid.

Definition of Cancroid

1. a. Resembling a crab; pertaining to the Cancroidea, one of the families of crabs, including the genus Cancer.

Definition of Cancroid

1. Adjective. Resembling a crab ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to cancer, especially to squamous cell carcinoma ¹

3. Noun. (pathology) Any disease that resembles cancer ¹

4. Noun. Squamous cell carcinoma ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cancroid

1. a skin cancer [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cancroid

1. Synonym: cancriform. 2. Obsolete term for a malignant neoplasm that manifests a lesser degree of malignancy than that frequently observed with carcinoma or sarcoma. Origin: cancer + G. Eidos, resemblance (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cancroid

cancerostatic
cancerous
cancerously
cancerousness
cancers
cancerweed
cancha
canchas
cancra
cancriform
cancrine
cancrinite
cancrinites
cancrisilite
cancrivorous
cancroid (current term)
cancroids
cancrum
cancrum oris
candela
candelabra
candelabralike
candelabras
candelabrum
candelabrums
candelas
candelilla
candelilla wax
candent
canderos

Literary usage of Cancroid

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1853)
"On cancroid, or Epithelial Cancer. By M. MAISONNEUVE. ... As in cancroid, the fundamental cell is nothing else than normal epidermis, or epithelium, ..."

2. Pathological Anatomy of the Female Sexual Organs by Julius Martin Klob (1868)
"The uterine cancroid tumour or epithelial cancer, is a comparatively frequent growth and appears under two forms. In the description of papillary tumours I ..."

3. Clinical Lectures on Surgery by Auguste Nélaton, Walter Franklin Atlee (1855)
"Cancer, or cancroid of the Lip. JUNE, 1852. A man, fifty years of age, ... Nowadays they admit, what they at first denied, that the cancroid affection can ..."

4. A Practical treatise on the diseases of women by Theodore Gaillard Thomas (1872)
"... both clinical and pathological, between the two great varieties of cai I must guard the student against the belief that cancroid long remains a local ..."

5. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1922)
"cancroid.—This tumor never reaches enormous dimensions ... Histologically, this tumor gives the same microscopic picture as the cancroid developed in the ..."

6. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1857)
"A NEW CAUSTIC IN THE TREATMENT OP LOCAL CANCEROUS AND cancroid DISEASES, &c. By Dr. JY SIMPSON, Professor of Medicine and Midwifery in the University of ..."

7. Cellular pathology: As Based Upon Physiological and Pathological Histology by Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow, Frank Chance (1860)
"139. and cancroid formations which may assume this form, ... Vertical section through a commencing cauliflower growth (cancroid) of the neck of the uterus. ..."

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