carcinogen

noun car·cin·o·gen \ kär-ˈsi-nə-jən , ˈkär-sə-nə-ˌjen \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of carcinogen

: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.

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First Known Use of carcinogen

1853


CARCINOGEN Defined for English Language Learners

carcinogen

noun

Definition of carcinogen for English Language Learners

  • medical : a substance that can cause cancer


Medical Dictionary

carcinogen

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

medical Definition of carcinogen

:a substance or agent causing cancer


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