HyperDic: cancer

English > 5 senses of the word cancer / Cancer:
NOUNstatecancer, malignant neoplastic diseaseany malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division
person Cancer, Crab(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
objectCancera small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere
locationCancer, Cancer the Crab, Crabthe fourth sign of the zodiac
animalCancer, genus Cancertype genus of the family Cancridae
cancer / Cancer > pronunciation
Soundskae'nser
RhymesAcer ... Wurlitzer: 99 rhymes with ser...
English > cancer: 5 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAny 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.
Synonymmalignant neoplastic disease
NarrowercarcinomaAny malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue
leukemia, leukaemia, leucaemia, cancer of the bloodmalignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues
lymphomaA neoplasm of lymph tissue that is usually malignant
sarcomaA usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc.)
Broadermalignant tumor, malignant neoplasm, metastatic tumorA tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body
Spanishcáncer, carcinoma
Catalancàncer
Adjectivesanticancerused in the treatment of cancer
cancerousrelating to or affected with cancer
precancerousof or relating to a growth that is not malignant but is likely to become so if not treated
English > Cancer: 5 senses > noun 2, person
Meaning(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer.
SynonymCrab
Categoryastrology, star divinationA pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
English > Cancer: 5 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini.
Instance ofconstellationA configuration of stars as seen from the earth
Part ofzodiacA belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic
SpanishCáncer, cáncer
CatalanCàncer, Cranc
English > Cancer: 5 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningThe fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22.
SynonymsCancer the Crab, Crab
Instance ofsign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, house, planetary house(astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
SpanishCáncer, cáncer
Catalancàncer, cranc
English > Cancer: 5 senses > noun 5, animal
Meaningtype genus of the family Cancridae.
Synonymgenus Cancer
Member ofCancridae, family CancridaeMany of the best known edible crabs
MembersDungeness crab, Cancer magistersmall edible crab of Pacific coast of North America
Jonah crab, Cancer borealislarge red deep-water crab of the eastern coast of North America
rock crab, Cancer irroratuscrab of eastern coast of North America
Broaderarthropod genusA genus of arthropods
SpanishCancer, cancer, género Cancer, genus cancer
Catalancancer, càncer, genus cancer

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