Associations to the word «Cancer»


CANCER, noun. (medicine) (oncology) (disease) A disease in which the cells of a tissue undergo uncontrolled (and often rapid) proliferation.
CANCER, noun. (figuratively) Something which spreads within something else, damaging the latter.
CANCER, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Cancridae   — true crabs distinguished by the presence of a single posterolateral spine (on the edge of the carapace, towards the rear), anterolateral spines with deep fissures (on the carapace edge, towards the front), and a short extension of the carapace forward between the eyes.
CANCER, proper noun. (zodiac constellations) A constellation of the zodiac supposedly shaped like a crab.
CANCER, proper noun. (astrology) The zodiac sign for the crab, ruled by the Moon and covering June 22 - July 22 (tropical astrology) or July 16 - August 15 (sidereal astrology).
CANCER, noun. Someone with a Cancer star sign
CANCER ROOT, noun. Any of various low plants, mostly parasitic on roots, such as the beechdrops, the squawroot, etc.
CANCER STICK, noun. (slang) A cigarette.
CANCER STICKS, noun. Plural of cancer stick

Dictionary definition

CANCER, noun. 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.
CANCER, noun. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer.
CANCER, noun. A small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini.
CANCER, noun. The fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22.
CANCER, noun. Type genus of the family Cancridae.

Wise words

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