anticancer

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

Definition of anticancer

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

Examples of anticancer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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," 7 Aug. 2019 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," 7 Aug. 2019 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," 7 Aug. 2019 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," 7 Aug. 2019 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," 7 Aug. 2019 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," 7 Aug. 2019 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," 7 Aug. 2019 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," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of anticancer

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anticancer was in 1847

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“Anticancer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anticancer. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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anticancer

adjective
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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