an·​ti·​can·​cer | \ ˌan-ˌtī-ˈkan(t)-sər How to pronounce anticancer (audio) , ˌan-tē-\

Definition of anticancer

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

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center even recognizes its ability to have both anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Cured My Cystic Acne With This Natural Supplement," 30 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of anticancer

1847, in the meaning defined above

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an·​ti·​can·​cer | \ ˌant-i-ˈkan(t)-sər, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce anticancer (audio) \

Medical Definition of anticancer

: used or effective against cancer anticancer drugs anticancer activity

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