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carcinogen

noun car·cin·o·gen \kär-ˈsi-nə-jən, ˈkär-sə-nə-ˌjen\

medical : a substance that can cause cancer

Full Definition of CARCINOGEN

:  a substance or agent causing cancer
car·ci·no·gen·ic \ˌkär-sə-nō-ˈje-nik\ adjective
car·ci·no·ge·nic·i·ty \-jə-ˈni-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of CARCINOGEN

  1. Cigarette smoke contains known carcinogens.

First Known Use of CARCINOGEN

1853

Other Medicine Terms

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carcinogen

noun car·cin·o·gen \kär-ˈsin-ə-jən, ˈkärs-ən-ə-ˌjen\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CARCINOGEN

:  a substance or agent causing cancer

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