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carcinogen

 [kahr-sin´o-jen]
a substance that causes cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency of the U.S. Government has three descriptors for classifying human carcinogenic potential: “known/likely,” “cannot be determined,” and “not likely.”

car·cin·o·gen

(kar-sin'ō-jen, kar'si-nō-jen),
Any cancer-producing substance or organism, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or agents such as in certain types of irradiation.
[carcino- + G, -gen, producing]

carcinogen

/car·cin·o·gen/ (kahr-sin´ah-jen) any substance which causes cancer.carcinogen´ic
epigenetic carcinogen  one that does not itself damage DNA but causes alterations that predispose to cancer.
genotoxic carcinogen  one that reacts directly with DNA or with macromolecules that then react with DNA.

carcinogen

(kär-sĭn′ə-jən, kär′sə-nə-jĕn′)
n.
A cancer-causing substance or agent.

car′ci·no·gen′e·sis (kär′sə-nə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs) n.
car′cin·o·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
car′ci·no·ge·nic′i·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

carcinogen

[kärsin′əjin]
Etymology: Gk, karkinos + genein, to produce
a substance or agent that causes the development or increases the incidence of cancer. The United States Department of Health and Human Services publishes a biennial report that contains a list of all substances which either are known to be human carcinogens or may reasonably be anticipated to be human carcinogens. carcinogenic, adj.

carcinogen

Oncology Any physical or chemical agent or substance which, when administered by an appropriate route, ↑ incidence of tumors when compared to unexposed control population. See Cocarcinogen, Complete carcinogen, Natural carcinogen, Proximal carcinogen.

car·cin·o·gen

(kahr-sin'ŏ-jen)
Any cancer-producing substance or organism, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or agents such as certain types of irradiation.
[carcino- + G, -gen, producing]

carcinogen

Any CANCER-producing agency.

carcinogen

a substance which is a CANCER-causing agent.

Carcinogen

A substance that is known to cause cancer.
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carcinogen

any cancer-inducing substance

carcinogen (kär·sinˑ··jin),

n any agent found to be cancer-causing.

car·cin·o·gen

(kahr-sin'ŏ-jen)
Any cancer-producing substance or organism.
[carcino- + G, -gen, producing]

carcinogen (kärsin´əjen),

n a substance or agent that causes the development or increases the incidence of cancer.

carcinogen

a substance that causes cancer.