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carcinogenic

Syllabification: car·cin·o·gen·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌkärs(ə)nəˈjenik
 
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Definition of carcinogenic in English:

adjective

Having the potential to cause cancer.
Example sentences
  • There aren't a lot of good in vitro methods to predict carcinogenic potential.
  • Airline pilots are occupationally exposed to cosmic radiation and other potentially carcinogenic elements.
  • At least 60 of the chemicals in a puff of smoke are carcinogenic, meaning they may cause cancer.

Derivatives

carcinogenicity

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌnōjəˈnisitē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Early reports suggesting an increased risk of carcinogenicity, especially lymphoma, have not been borne out in subsequent studies.
  • Teratogenicity and carcinogenicity can result from biochemical toxicity.
  • Arsenic is a known human carcinogen in adults, yet its carcinogenicity in children remains uninvestigated.

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