carcinogen

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɑrˈsɪnədʒɛn/

EtymologyEdit

From carcino- +‎ -gen.

NounEdit

carcinogen (plural carcinogens)

  1. A substance or agent that can cause cancer.
    • 1995, Barbra Wiener, Executive Director Women's Cancer Resource Center Minneapolis, "Letter: Focus Cancer Research on Prevention," New York Times, 26 Oct. (retrieved 19 Oct. 2009):
      We know there are substances in our environment that are proven carcinogens—ionizing radiation, electromagnetic fields, organochlorines, pesticides and herbicides.

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Last modified on 10 January 2014, at 20:10