Definition of cancroid in English:

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cancroid

Pronunciation: /ˈkaNGkroid/

adjective

1 Zoology Like a crab, especially in structure.
Example sentences
  • The oxyrhynchous characteristics are minimised by this adoption of this cancroid form, and meticulous examination of even the adult brings the status of the species as a parthenopid into doubt.
2 Medicine (Of a growth) resembling cancer.
Example sentences
  • Medication suppressed the cancroid growth if its dose contained 15 millions of desolated trypanosomes.

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Syllabification: can·croid

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