anticarcinogenic

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adjective

an·​ti·​car·​ci·​no·​gen·​ic ˌan-tē-ˌkär-sə-nō-ˈje-nik How to pronounce anticarcinogenic (audio)
ˌan-tī-
: tending to inhibit or prevent the activity of a carcinogen or the development of cancer
Soybeans contain many potentially anticarcinogenic compounds … Diana Grant Dyer
anticarcinogenic properties

anticarcinogenic

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noun

plural anticarcinogenics
: anticarcinogen
anticarcinogenics in food

Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1930, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anticarcinogenic was in 1930

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Cite this Entry

“Anticarcinogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anticarcinogenic. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

anticarcinogenic 1 of 2

adjective

an·​ti·​car·​ci·​no·​gen·​ic -ˌkärs-ᵊn-ō-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce anticarcinogenic (audio)
: tending to inhibit or prevent the activity of a carcinogen or the development of carcinoma
an anticarcinogenic substance

anticarcinogenic

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noun

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