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Noun: cancer  kan-su(r)
  1. Any malignant growth or tumour caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
    - malignant neoplastic disease
Noun: Cancer  kan-su(r)
  1. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
    - Crab
     
  2. Type genus of the family Cancridae
    - genus Cancer
     
  3. A small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini
     
  4. The fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22
    - Cancer the Crab, Crab

Derived forms: Cancers, cancers

Type of: arthropod genus, constellation, house, individual, malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor [US], malignant tumour [Brit, Cdn], mansion, metastatic tumor [US], metastatic tumour [Brit, Cdn], mortal, person, planetary house, sign, sign of the zodiac, somebody, someone, soul, star sign

Part of: Cancridae, family Cancridae, zodiac

Encyclopedia: Cancer