noncancerous

adjective
non·​can·​cer·​ous | \ ˌnän-ˈkan(t)s-rəs How to pronounce noncancerous (audio) , -ˈkan(t)-sə-\

Definition of noncancerous

: not affected with or being cancer noncancerous patients noncancerous tumors

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Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium. Jill U. Adams, courant.com, "For Your Eyes: Sunglasses Even On A Cloudy Day," 31 May 2018 Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium. Jill U. Adams, courant.com, "For Your Eyes: Sunglasses Even On A Cloudy Day," 31 May 2018 Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium. Jill U. Adams, courant.com, "For Your Eyes: Sunglasses Even On A Cloudy Day," 31 May 2018 Patients who need to have one or both ovaries removed may have endometriosis, ovarian cancer, noncancerous ovarian tumors or cysts, an ovarian torsion (a condition in which the ovary twists), or an abscess in the area, the Mayo Clinic explains. Korin Miller, SELF, "Lena Dunham Reveals She Had Surgery to Remove an Ovary That Was 'Encased in Scar Tissue'," 17 Oct. 2018 Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium. Jill U. Adams, courant.com, "For Your Eyes: Sunglasses Even On A Cloudy Day," 31 May 2018 Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium. Jill U. Adams, courant.com, "For Your Eyes: Sunglasses Even On A Cloudy Day," 31 May 2018 Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium. Jill U. Adams, courant.com, "For Your Eyes: Sunglasses Even On A Cloudy Day," 31 May 2018 Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium. Jill U. Adams, Washington Post, "Why it’s important to wear sunglasses on both cloudy and sunny days," 26 May 2018

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noncancerous

adjective
non·​can·​cer·​ous | \ -ˈkan(t)s-(ə-)rəs How to pronounce noncancerous (audio) \
variants: or non-cancerous

Medical Definition of noncancerous

: not affected with or being cancer : not cancerous noncancerous patients noncancerous tumors

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