precancerous

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adjective pre·can·cer·ous \(ˌ)prē-ˈkan(t)s-rəs, -ˈkan(t)-sə-\

Definition of precancerous

  1. :  tending to become cancerous <a precancerous lesion>

Origin and Etymology of precancerous

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1879


PRECANCEROUS Defined for English Language Learners

precancerous

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adjective pre·can·cer·ous \(ˌ)prē-ˈkan(t)s-rəs, -ˈkan(t)-sə-\

Definition of precancerous for English Language Learners

  • medical : likely to become cancerous


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precancerous

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adjective pre·can·cer·ous \-ˈkan(t)s-(ə-)rəs\

Medical Definition of precancerous

  1. :  tending to become cancerous :  premalignant <a precancerous lesion>


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