|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
carcinogen car·cin·o·gen (kär-sĭn'ə-jən, kär'sə-nə-jěn')
A cancer-causing substance or agent.
|carcinogen (kär-sĭn'ə-jən) Pronunciation Key
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.