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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.”
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

carcinogen

Any CANCER-producing agency.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

carcinogen

a substance which is a CANCER-causing agent.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Carcinogen

A substance that is known to cause cancer.
Mentioned in: Eye Cancer
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

car·cin·o·gen

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