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)
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: 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

Examples of anticarcinogenic in a Sentence

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Adjective
Onions and cabbage, which feature prominently in Atlantic diet recipes, are associated with healthy antioxidant and anticarcinogenic effects, respectively. Christian Mysliwiec, Fox News, 5 Mar. 2024 Although the probiotics in Kefir have been found to have a wide range of antimicrobial, antitumor and anticarcinogenic effects, passing this information along to consumers is another task entirely. Alexander Puutio, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 Preclinical studies have shown that grape seed extract has some anticarcinogenic properties, but some of these studies have limiting factors. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 16 Feb. 2022 This supplement’s main unique ingredient is luteolin, a citrus flavonoid with anti-oxidative, anticarcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Dallas News, 12 Aug. 2022 Other preclinical studies have also demonstrated the anticarcinogenic effects of grape seed extract on tumors, cervical cancer and colon cancer. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 16 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1930, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anticarcinogenic was in 1930

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“Anticarcinogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anticarcinogenic. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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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