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Meaning & Definition of Cancer in English

English

Cancer

/kænsər/

noun

1. Any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division

  • It may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
    synonym:
  • cancer
  • ,
  • malignant neoplastic disease

2. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in cancer

    synonym:
  • Cancer
  • ,
  • Crab

3. A small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere

  • Between leo and gemini
    synonym:
  • Cancer

4. The fourth sign of the zodiac

  • The sun is in this sign from about june 21 to july 22
    synonym:
  • Cancer
  • ,
  • Cancer the Crab
  • ,
  • Crab

5. Type genus of the family cancridae

    synonym:
  • Cancer
  • ,
  • genus Cancer

Examples of using

I don't have cancer.
Was anybody among your relatives ill with cancer?
She has breast cancer.