anticarcinogenic

adjective
an·​ti·​car·​ci·​no·​gen·​ic | \ ˌan-tē-ˌkär-sə-nō-ˈje-nik How to pronounce anticarcinogenic (audio) , ˌan-tī-\

Definition of anticarcinogenic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

noun
plural anticarcinogenics

Definition of anticarcinogenic (Entry 2 of 2)

: anticarcinogen anticarcinogenics in food

First Known Use of anticarcinogenic

Adjective

1930, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1980, in the meaning defined above

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anticarcinogenic

adjective
an·​ti·​car·​ci·​no·​gen·​ic | \ -ˌkärs-ᵊn-ō-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce anticarcinogenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of anticarcinogenic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: tending to inhibit or prevent the activity of a carcinogen or the development of carcinoma an anticarcinogenic substance

anticarcinogenic

noun

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