anticarcinogen

noun

an·​ti·​car·​cin·​o·​gen ˌan-tē-kär-ˈsi-nə-jən How to pronounce anticarcinogen (audio)
ˌan-tī-,
-ˈkär-sə-nə-ˌjen
plural anticarcinogens
: an anticarcinogenic agent
green, leafy vegetables that are rich in anticarcinogens

Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anticarcinogen was in 1951

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“Anticarcinogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anticarcinogen. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

anticarcinogen

noun
an·​ti·​car·​cin·​o·​gen -kär-ˈsin-ə-jən, -ˈkärs-ᵊn-ə-ˌjen How to pronounce anticarcinogen (audio)
: an anticarcinogenic agent
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