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cancer1

Saltos de línea: can¦cer
Pronunciación: /ˈkansə
 
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sustantivo

[mass noun]
1A disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body: he’s got cancer lung cancer
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Members suffer from illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and asthma.
  • Denos died last Wednesday after a long battle against cancer and the lung disease emphysema.
  • This may predispose people to conditions such as cancer and heart disease.
1.1 [count noun] A malignant growth or tumour resulting from an uncontrolled division of cells: most skin cancers are curable
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  • Most stomach cancers form a tumour or an ulcer in the inner lining of the stomach.
  • In almost all bladder cancers, the cancer cells show a loss of part of the long arm of chromosome number 9.
  • In almost all cancers, the cancer cells are found to have a mutation in one or more genes.
Sinónimos
malignant growth, cancerous growth, malignant tumour, tumour, malignancy
1.2 [count noun] An evil or destructive practice or phenomenon that is hard to contain or eradicate: racism is a cancer sweeping across Europe
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  • Depression is a cancer of the soul, it eats away at the core of who you are and replaces it with doubt and pain and fear.
  • Those people are a cancer in our society and they deserve to be in jail.
  • the financial services industry is like a cancer in our society.
Sinónimos
evil, blight, scourge, poison, canker, sickness, disease, pestilence, plague;

Origen

Old English, from Latin, 'crab or creeping ulcer', translating Greek karkinos, said to have been applied to such tumours because the swollen veins around them resembled the limbs of a crab. canker was the usual form until the 17th century Compare with Cancer.

Derivados

cancerous

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adjetivo
Example sentences
  • This scan cannot tell whether a tumour is benign or cancerous.
  • If angiogenesis can be prevented, the cancerous tissue cannot spread and may die.
  • You may be worried about radiation destroying healthy cells as well as the cancerous cells.

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Cancer2

Saltos de línea: Can¦cer
Pronunciación: /ˈkansə
 
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1 Astronomy A constellation (the Crab), said to represent a crab crushed under the foot of Hercules. It contains the globular star cluster of Praesepe or the Beehive.
1.1 (as genitive Cancri /ˈkaŋkri/) Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Delta Cancri
2 Astrology The fourth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters at the northern summer solstice (about 21 June).
2.1 (a Cancer) A person born when the sun is in the sign of Cancer.
Example sentences
  • Traditionally, the caring professions attract sun-sign Cancers, but professions connected with the past also appeal greatly, as does cookery.
  • I'm a Cancer, I hate avocados and most animals, and I'm in a band you've never heard of called The Like.
  • Unlike most Cancers, natives of this Sun-Moon sign do not feel the need to guard their emotions.

Origen

Latin.

Frases

tropic of Cancer

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Derivados

Cancerian

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Pronunciación: /-ˈsɪərɪən, -ˈsɛːrɪən/
sustantivo& adjetivo
(sense 2).
Example sentences
  • True, a few Cancerians pretend they're curmudgeons; but even you'll realise life is easier - and more fun - if you wear your heart on your sleeve.
  • A Cancerian can be highly emotional and moody at this point.
  • Thanks to this remarkable service, I was able to determine that I'm not really a Cancerian at all, but a Scorpio.

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