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1. cancer

noun. ['ˈkænsɝ'] any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream.

Synonyms

  • metastatic tumor
  • cancer of the blood
  • sarcoma
  • malignant neoplasm
  • malignant tumor
  • leukemia
  • carcinoma
  • malignant neoplastic disease
  • leucaemia
  • lymphoma

Etymology

  • cancer (Latin)
  • καρκίνος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Cancer

  • financer
  • enhancer
  • advancer
  • prancer
  • pancer
  • mansur
  • mansour
  • manser
  • lanser
  • lancer
  • ganser
  • danser
  • dancer
  • answer

How do you pronounce cancer?

Pronounce cancer as ˈkænsər.

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Sentences with cancer


1. Noun, singular or mass
Too much time in the sun can burn your skin and cause skin cancer in the long term.

Quotes about cancer


1. The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived.
- Gilda Radner

2. The most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning - it's a man or a woman without a sense of humor.
- Jonathan Winters

3. My mother told me, 'Son, nobody else but God knows.' And that's what I'm about - reaching out to the people, crying with them, giving them hope. Visiting the hospital, visiting the kids with cancer, visiting the adults, and stuff like that. That's what I do.
- Mr. T

2. Cancer

noun. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • Crab
  • person
  • individual
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • follower
  • bad guy
  • partisan
  • leader

Etymology

  • cancer (Latin)
  • καρκίνος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. Cancer

noun. type genus of the family Cancridae.

Synonyms

  • rock crab
  • arthropod genus
  • Cancer borealis
  • genus Cancer
  • family Cancridae
  • Cancer magister
  • Cancer irroratus
  • Cancridae
  • Dungeness crab

Antonyms

  • introvert
  • withholder
  • male
  • adult

Etymology

  • cancer (Latin)
  • καρκίνος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. Cancer

noun. the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22.

Synonyms

  • Crab

Antonyms

  • unemotional person
  • worker

Etymology

  • cancer (Latin)
  • καρκίνος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. Cancer

noun. a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini.

Antonyms

  • debtor

Etymology

  • cancer (Latin)
  • καρκίνος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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