câncer

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin cancer. Doublet of cancro and caranguejo.

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NounEdit

câncer m (plural cânceres)

  1. (Brazil) cancer (disease)
    Synonym: (Portugal) cancro
  2. (Brazil, figuratively) a very undesirable, prejudicial or in any other way negative thing
    Políticos são um câncer para o nosso país.
    Politicians are a very bad thing for our country.
    Synonym: (Portugal) cancro

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