carcinogen

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noun car·cin·o·gen \kär-ˈsi-nə-jən, ˈkär-sə-nə-ˌjen\

Definition of carcinogen

  1. :  a substance or agent causing cancer

carcinogenic

play \ˌkär-sə-nō-ˈje-nik\ adjective

carcinogenicity

play \-jə-ˈni-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of carcinogen in a sentence

  1. Cigarette smoke contains known carcinogens.

1853

First Known Use of carcinogen

1853


CARCINOGEN Defined for English Language Learners

carcinogen

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noun car·cin·o·gen \kär-ˈsi-nə-jən, ˈkär-sə-nə-ˌjen\

Definition of carcinogen for English Language Learners

  • medical : a substance that can cause cancer


Medical Dictionary

carcinogen

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noun car·cin·o·gen \kär-ˈsin-ə-jən, ˈkärs-ən-ə-ˌjen\

Medical Definition of carcinogen

  1. :  a substance or agent causing cancer



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