noncancerous

adjective

non·​can·​cer·​ous ˌnän-ˈkan(t)s-rəs How to pronounce noncancerous (audio)
-ˈkan(t)-sə-
: not affected with or being cancer
noncancerous patients
noncancerous tumors

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Previously, guidelines recommended that all men ages 55 to 69 regularly get blood tests to determine their levels of PSA, a protein produced by cancerous and noncancerous prostate tissue. Colin Pritchard Professor, Discover Magazine, 22 Nov. 2022 Fibroids are a painful condition where noncancerous growths form on the muscle wall of the uterus, Minkin, a member of PEOPLE's Health Squad, explains. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 4 Nov. 2022 Previously, guidelines recommended that all men ages 55 to 69 regularly get blood tests to determine their levels of PSA, a protein produced by cancerous and noncancerous prostate tissue. Colin Pritchard Professor, Discover Magazine, 22 Nov. 2022 Previously, guidelines recommended that all men ages 55 to 69 regularly get blood tests to determine their levels of PSA, a protein produced by cancerous and noncancerous prostate tissue. Colin Pritchard Professor, Discover Magazine, 22 Nov. 2022 In 2018, Fox underwent spinal surgery to remove a noncancerous tumor that was growing rapidly and causing horrible pain throughout his body. Staff Author, Peoplemag, 20 Dec. 2022 The process worsened her fibroids – noncancerous growths in the uterus – and her endometriosis, a condition in which the uterus lining grows outside the uterus. Faith Karimi, CNN, 19 Nov. 2022 Colon cancer begins in the large intestine, or colon, the final part of the digestive tract, and usually beings as small, noncancerous clumps of cells in the colon, according to the Mayo Clinic. CBS News, 7 Dec. 2022 His body is riddled with noncancerous lipomas, which is common for a large-breed senior dog. San Antonio Express-News, 17 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noncancerous was in 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Noncancerous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncancerous. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

noncancerous

adjective
non·​can·​cer·​ous -ˈkan(t)s-(ə-)rəs How to pronounce noncancerous (audio)
variants or non-cancerous
: not affected with or being cancer : not cancerous
noncancerous patients
noncancerous tumors
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