noncancerous

adjective non·can·cer·ous \ ˌnän-ˈkan(t)s-rəs , -ˈkan(t)-sə- \

Definition of noncancerous

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

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First Known Use of noncancerous

1918


Medical Dictionary

noncancerous

adjective non·can·cer·ous \ -ˈkan(t)s-(ə-)rəs \
variants: or non-cancerous

medical Definition of noncancerous

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

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