cancroid

cancroid

[kang-kroid]
adjective
1.
Pathology. resembling a cancer, as certain tumors.
2.
Zoology. resembling a crab.
noun
3.
Pathology. a form of cancer of the skin.

Origin:
1820–30; < Latin cancr- (stem of cancer) cancer + -oid

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cancroid (ˈkæŋkrɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  resembling a cancerous growth
2.  resembling a crab
 
n
3.  a skin cancer, esp one of only moderate malignancy

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cancroid can·croid (kāng'kroid')
adj.

  1. Of or relating to squamous cell carcinoma.

  2. Of or resembling a cancer.

n.
See squamous cell carcinoma.
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