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cancer British & World English

A disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body

Cancer British & World English

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

cancer English Thesaurus

most skin cancers are curable

Cancer New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

fourth sign of the zodiac

a Cancer in Cancer British & World English

A person born when the sun is in the sign of Cancer

swamp cancer British & World English

A skin disease of horses caused by the presence of the larvae of a parasitic worm

cancer cluster British & World English

A geographic area with a statistically higher than average occurrence of cancer among its residents

tropic British & World English

The parallel of latitude 23°26ʹ north tropic of Cancer or south tropic of Capricorn of the equator

tropic1 British & World English

The parallel of latitude 23°26ʹ north tropic of Cancer or south tropic of Capricorn of the equator

Cancer magister in Dungeness crab British & World English

A large crab found off the west coast of North America, where it is popular as food

Cancer pagurus in edible crab British & World English

A large pinkish-brown European crab with black-tipped pincers, typically found in inshore waters and caught for food


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