Definition of precancerous
: tending to become cancerous a precancerous lesion
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Less well-known is its ability to minimize precancerous DNA damage to skin cells that have been oxidized (by, say, the application of strong chemicals).
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Origin and Etymology of precancerous
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1879
PRECANCEROUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of precancerous for English Language Learners
medical : likely to become cancerous
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