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From Latin cancer (crab), from Ancient Greek καρκίνος (karkínos, crab).

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Cancer m

  1. 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.

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Signs of the Zodiac
Gemini   Leo
English Wikipedia has an article about Cancer.

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cancer (crab), a semantic loan from Ancient Greek καρκίνος (karkínos, crab).

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Cancer (symbol )

  1. (astronomy) A constellation of the zodiac supposedly shaped like a crab.
  2. (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).

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Cancer (plural Cancers)

  1. Someone with a Cancer star sign.

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