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cancer

  
  
blight, canker, carcinoma     (Pathology)   corruption, evil, growth, malignancy, pestilence, rot, sickness, tumour  
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cancer

  
  ( cancers    plural  ) Cancer is a serious disease in which cells in a person's body increase rapidly in an uncontrolled way, producing abnormal growths.      n-var   oft n N  
Her mother died of breast cancer..., Ninety per cent of lung cancers are caused by smoking.     


Cancer        ( Cancers    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Cancer is one of the twelve signs of the zodiac. Its symbol is a crab. People who are born approximately between the 21st of June and the 22nd of July come under this sign.  
2       n-count   A Cancer is a person whose sign of the zodiac is Cancer.  

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Cancer        ( Cancers    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Cancer is one of the twelve signs of the zodiac. Its symbol is a crab. People who are born approximately between the 21st of June and the 22nd of July come under this sign.  
2       n-count   A Cancer is a person whose sign of the zodiac is Cancer.  


cancer     ( cancers    plural  ) Cancer is a serious disease in which cells in a person's body increase rapidly in an uncontrolled way, producing abnormal growths.      n-var   oft n N  
Her mother died of breast cancer..., Ninety per cent of lung cancers are caused by smoking.     

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cancel, canker, canter, chance

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