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

Definition of carcinogenic in English:


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.


Pronunciation: /-ˌnōjəˈnisitē/
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.

Words that rhyme with carcinogenic

anthropogenic, arsenic, autogenic, callisthenic (US calisthenic), cariogenic, cryogenic, erotogenic, eugenic, fennec, hallucinogenic, Hellenic, hypo-allergenic, photogenic, pyrogenic, radiogenic, schizophrenic, telegenic
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