precancerous


pre·can·cer·ous

adjective \(ˌ)prē-ˈkan(t)s-rəs, -ˈkan(t)-sə-\

medical : likely to become cancerous

Full Definition of PRECANCEROUS

:  tending to become cancerous <a precancerous lesion>

Origin of PRECANCEROUS

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1882

pre·can·cer·ous

adjective \-ˈkan(t)s-(ə-)rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRECANCEROUS

: tending to become cancerous <a precancerous lesion>

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