carcinogen

[kahr-sin-uh-juh n, -jen, kahr-suh-nuh-jen, -noh-] /kɑrˈsɪn ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn, ˈkɑr sə nəˌdʒɛn, -noʊ-/
noun, Pathology
1.
any substance or agent that tends to produce a cancer.
Origin
1935–40; carcino- + -gen
Related forms
carcinogenic
[kahr-suh-nuh-jen-ik, -noh-] /ˌkɑr sə nəˈdʒɛn ɪk, -noʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
carcinogenicity
[kahr-suh-noh-juh-nis-i-tee] /ˌkɑr sə noʊ dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
anticarcinogen, noun
anticarcinogenic, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for anticarcinogen
carcinogen (kɑːˈsɪnədʒən, ˈkɑːsɪnəˌdʒɛn)
 
n
pathol any substance that produces cancer
 
[C20: from Greek karkinoscancer + -gen]
 
carcino'genic
 
adj
 
carcinogen'icity
 
n

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Word Origin and History for anticarcinogen
carcinogen
1853, from carcinoma + -gen "giving birth to" (see genus).
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anticarcinogen in Medicine

carcinogen car·cin·o·gen (kär-sĭn'ə-jən, kär'sə-nə-jěn')
n.
A cancer-causing substance or agent.


car'cin·o·gen'ic (kär'sə-nə-jěn'ĭk) adj.
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anticarcinogen in Science
carcinogen
  (kär-sĭn'ə-jən)   
A substance or agent that can cause cells to become cancerous by altering their genetic structure so that they multiply continuously and become malignant. Asbestos, DDT, and tobacco smoke are examples of carcinogens.
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