anticancer

adjective an·ti·can·cer \ ˌan-ˌtī-ˈkan(t)-sər , ˌan-tē- \
|Updated on: 5 May 2018

Definition of anticancer

: used against or tending to arrest or prevent cancer
  • anticancer drugs
  • anticancer activity
  • anticancer effects

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First Known Use of anticancer

1847

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anticancer

adjective an·ti·can·cer \ ˌant-i-ˈkan(t)-sər, ˌan-ˌtī- \

medical Definition of anticancer

: used or effective against cancer
  • anticancer drugs
  • anticancer activity

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