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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A disease in which cells begin to divide more rapidly than normal.

Usage examples (36)
  • The doctor knew that the patient was not sick due to cancer.
  • The term cancer refers to many different diseases.
  • But once a skin cancer is cured, you do not start over.
  • Skin cancer is her latest opponent, but she's stared down worse. for more
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  • "Cancer" is a malignant growth in the body or a wicked, spreading action or idea, a "canker" is a sore in the mouth, while a "chancre" is an ulcer caused by venereal disease.
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